If you’ve known me for any significant time at all, you know that I love Lucy.
Lucy Pevensie, that is.
For those who many not know, Lucy is the youngest of the four Pevensie siblings, the main protagonists of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books. And Lucy, really, is the one that is most important of all. Little Lucy, the one who sees Narnia before all the others, the one who encounters Aslan and hears His voice when the others do not, the one who believes despite all odds.
I love her so much. I love her because I am her, or at least, I’ve decided to be her, to look at life through a Lucy lens, to cling with a foolish childlike hope to what I know is real even though I cannot see it and to believe that Aslan will always come through, even if it seems He has been gone for a hundred years.
If you wonder why this website exists, it’s because I’m Lucy. If you wonder where the idea for my book, The Footsteps of a Dreamer, came from, it’s because I’m stubbornly LUCY. It’s because from my youth God has allowed me to see what is real behind my “reality” and to believe that He has something great, something marvelous, something beyond imagination waiting just past the veil. I’ll tell you a secret – even Jesus sometimes calls me His “Little Lucy”, because it is HE who has made me this way. He is the One that has built this Lucy-ness inside of me, the One who has told me that this is who I am, the One who has graced me with the ability to dream and to believe and to fight despair against all odds and hold on to hope even when all seems lost.
And you know what? This Lucy call is not just for me – it is meant for you, too. Why? Because a Lucy heart is the kind of heart that is able to remain filled with faith even when all seems bleak, and – don’t you know? – faith is the thing that pleases God (see Hebrews 11:6).
So how do we practice this Lucy-heart life? Because gosh, if we do, our lives will be lit up with Narnia-like adventure, for we will see that don’t have to be limited by thinking that what we see is all there is.
I’m so serious right now. I’m not trying to be poetic or cute. I promise you that this isn’t just a fairy tale, it is the reality of our existence: what we see is not all there is. In fact, what we can’t see is what is eternally real. Look at this…Read More