|Reviews for A Message|
| Peppermint21 chapter 1 . 9/19/2022
Thank you very much, it's so lovely to be reminded. God bless 3
| Romans623andJohn316 chapter 1 . 9/2/2022
I don’t have words to describe how much I needed that and how beautiful it was. Thank you so much! I truly cannot wait to go home!
| Christfollower316 chapter 1 . 10/14/2021
I wanna go homeee!
| Christfollower316 chapter 1 . 9/7/2021
| PeachyWarrior chapter 1 . 4/17/2021
I know this was from forever ago, and you might not even see this, but thank you. Thank you so much for this. I don't really have a way with words, but even if I did I doubt I could describe how much I needed this right now. Thank you.
| Madelynne Rabb chapter 1 . 5/23/2020
"...that blank, white wall staring back at you and replace it with a snowy wood and a glowing lamp-post."
This especially hit home for me. Years ago, my sister snuck into my bedroom and stapled a screenshot from the movie of the lamp-post glowing in the snowy Western Woods into the back wall of my closet. That photo has stayed with me and traveled to other closets ever since (it's currently taped to the back wall of my IKEA wardrobe).
Count me as one of the many who has been so, so blessed by this letter. I've ached and longed and cried for a land that is so far from this world and yet so close to my heart, and I remember Lewis' words: "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world" ("Mere Christianity").
When I see Aslan, the great lion, I know he's just a shadow of the Greater Lion who even now is on the move. As wonderful and beautiful as Narnia must be - thanks to the imaginations of the people who have brought us Narnia in print, illustration, and film - there is a greater, more wonderful, more beautiful, and more Real country waiting for those who are willing to come to the Lion and cross the bridge... to, as Jewel the Unicorn said, the land we have been looking for all our lives, though we never knew it till now.
Thank you so much for giving a voice to this longing and reminding us that God sees us there, too. God bless! 3
| rebecca-in-blue chapter 1 . 12/5/2019
This is a creative way to have Aslan breaking the fourth wall and addressing the books' readers, and I imagine it resonates deeply with a lot of Narnia fans. I like how gently he breaks the news to them that "my purpose for you is not in Narnia."
| jnjohnson chapter 1 . 11/4/2019
So lovely, and something I needed to hear. Thank you.
| RTuck chapter 1 . 12/10/2018
This is the first time I have ever reviewed a fanfic! This letter is absolutely beautiful! I loved how you incorporated Jeremiah 29:11
That is one of my favorite Bible verses! I loved how you listed the names of Jesus who is my Saviour!
| Sauron Gorthaur chapter 1 . 10/25/2018
This is lovely and earnest and a comforting reminder of the Truth, and I think Lewis would heartily approve of this beautiful little piece of writing. One of the most heart-breaking moments in the books for me has always been the scene at the end of VotDT where Aslan tells Lucy and Edmund that they will not be coming back to Narnia. And I think you touched perfectly on why that scene is so distressing: because in Lucy’s grief and pain in that moment, we see ourselves, who also feel trapped in a world that so often does not feel like home.
To me, the most poignant part of this one-shot was the paragraph that starts “I saw the hope on your face each time you knocked…” How perfectly you captured that feeling that I’m sure each and every Narnia lover has felt at some point in their life. That secret hope. That feeling of foolishness and rationality. That disappointment and ache that somehow manages to creep in nonetheless. I just love the honest acknowledgement that we’ve all been there, and also the quiet understanding of *why* we’ve all been there.
And I love the gentle sympathy and quiet understanding you’ve put into Aslan/Jesus’s voice. He’s not condemning these children for longing for another world, for crying in their closets, for feeling alone and cut off. I loved the kindness and understanding in His words in the paragraph that starts “But for now you shall have to wait…” This is a message that’s hard to remember all too often, but so good to hear.
Thank you for bearing this message. I needed to hear it today, and seeing the plethora of well-deserved reviews this one-shot has already received, I see I am not alone. Thank you.
See you in Real Narnia one day,
| God is Gracious chapter 1 . 5/31/2018
This is... *tears in my eyes* This is the greatest message of God, sent through you. Thank you for this, so much.
| Gavan chapter 1 . 5/9/2018
I read this when I’m feeling down and it rekindles my hope EVERY time.
You have touched the hearts of hundreds of your brothers and sisters; God bless you.
I have read a few of the reviews that have been posted before now and one of them said that they would be giving you a hug when they see you in the Real Narnia. As soon as they have, I am giving you the very next one.
Thank you Dearheart.
| TheKingswoman chapter 1 . 4/8/2018
This was so beautiful. I wasn’t really expecting anything in particular, but you captured my feelings perfectly. I actually broke down in tears reading this. Thank you.
| BigEyesBigSmile chapter 1 . 3/26/2018
This was beautifully writen
| Guest chapter 1 . 11/26/2017
I just wanted to thank you for writing this. I can't remember how many years ago I discovered it but I've gone back from time to time over the years and read it. Even as an adult, living overseas and trying to stay true to the task He's given me, this letter still brings me peace and gives me courage to do the work here in this world.
And you are clearly doing the work He has given you. I hope you see that. It's incredible how this one little fanfic has (and continues to) inspire and encourage so many of us who are longing for our true home.
God bless you and may He continue to use you for His good, pleasing, and perfect will!