“Since it is so likely that [children] will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.” – C.S. Lewis
I wonder what prompted these words from C.S. Lewis. Though I don’t have that information, they still struck me as incredibly poignant. We all stand face to face with a very simple truth.
Life is hard.
When cruel events shroud our days in pain and suffering, it helps to know that something or someone can stand in the face of those shadows.
There is hope!
I can think of few better reasons to create than the proclamation of hope to all who will find themselves walking in dark places. I know how often I turn to stories to remember that the enemy can fall, that there are those who are noble and stand to fight, and that even I can be a defender, a protector, a brave knight in a fearful world.
I think this a truly happy and noble reason to create. To whom are you thankful for stories that have blessed you with hope and courage? What stories are you telling that bestow this blessing on others?
Go – and be a blessing!