In the The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (a prequel to The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe), the main characters are given magic rings that allow them to travel to other worlds. In the story, they accidentally bring a cabby named Frank to Narnia just as it is being sung into existence by the Christ-character, Aslan.
The Cabby Frank, a christian, has acquired a hardness while in London. He is in the process of being torn down by his experiences there. Lewis describes it as sharpness in his face. But he still has the sense to know, when Aslan is singing, “watchin’ and listenin’s” the thing to do. He sees the beauty for what it is and loves it. “’Glory be!’ said the Cabby. ‘I’d ha’ been a better man all my life if I’d known there were things like this”. In the end, the beauty of Aslan’s creation does its work.
“All the sharpness and cunning and quarrelsomeness which he had picked up as a London Cabby seemed to have been washed away, and the courage and kindness which he had always had were easier to see. Perhaps it was the air of the young world that had done it, or talking with Aslan or both.”
Lewis is highlighting an important truth about God. He cares about beauty and He often uses beauty to call people to Himself. For this reason, we believe that beauty is important for your children. In today’s hectic world where practicality is king, we think it is worth exposing your kids to beautiful things. Whether it be nature, art, music or even beautiful stories, God is the ultimate Source of all beauty. So, it is never a waste of time for your children to be around beauty.
This subject is near and dear to our hearts. As we present truths which are essential to the Christian life, we think the quality of our animation and music is also important. Thus, we have made the often impractical decision to never compromise in the quality of our episodes. We hope that not only the truths, but the images themselves would help your children as they are learning more about their Savior, Jesus Christ.