My friend and I found a recipe on the internet for Turkish Delight. We got together one day and made it. (It was citrus, not rose, flavored). We couldn’t wait to sample the results.
So here was the revelation…..it is jello. Well, ok, it is fancy glorified jello…..but not good enough to sell out your siblings to an evil queen. Not enough that you would trade your soul for it. Not enough that the Creator would have to DIE in your place.
Ah, but it doesn’t end there. I was driving home that day, disappointed and confused by our discovery when I had an epiphany. Perhaps Lewis meant us to know that TD is nothing very special, and it is lost in the translation into the culture of the United States. Maybe he meant us to know that Aslan died for ‘Jello’ and Christ died for our childish, greedy, selfish, petty sins. He DIED because I wanted a little more jello.
Ok, I have been a Christian a long time, and I knew this already….but all of a sudden that day I really, really KNEW it. In an amazing wonderful way. God shows us things in unexpected ways.