The Lion: “I wish I were…”

Really struck by the symbolism in this scene, especially as I am currently reading: “Lioness Arising” by Lisa Bevere.

Thoughts In the Watchtower

“I wish I were braver,” says Lucy Pevensie in the 2008 cinematic portrayal of C.S. Lewis’s “Prince Caspian.”

Aslan replies, “If you were any braver, you’d be a lioness,” and a smile dawns across her face.

When we next see Lucy, she’s walking alone to face the iron-clad Telmarine army on a bridge they constructed to cross the river.  She approaches one side of the bridge, and the army stops abruptly on the other, stunned to see this little girl standing to block their way.  With a small smile, Lucy draws a tiny dagger and half-heartedly waves it at them.  Then we see Aslan pace with deliberate steps to walk behind her, and we realize the power behind her. 

It was at this point that I burst into tears the last time I watched this movie.  Like many of you, I feel like Lucy tottering on the edge of a…

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