Prince Caspian begins with the four Pevensie children being pulled back into Narnia, but the attention quickly turns to the title character and his struggle to regain the throne that should rightfully belong to him.
Caspian, the true heir to the throne, had been told about old Narnia by his nurse, but his uncle, King Miraz who had murdered Caspian’s father, quickly fired her when he found out that she was teaching Caspian this history. She was replaced by a new tutor, Doctor Cornelius, who eventually trusted Caspian enough to verify the stories of the nurse.
“All you have heard about Old Narnia is true. It is not the land of Men. It is the country of Aslan, the country of the Waking Trees and Visible Naiads, of Fauns and Satyrs, of Dwarfs and Giants, of the gods and the Centaurs, of Talking Beasts. It was against these that the first Caspian fought. It is you Telmarines who silenced the beasts and the trees and the fountains, and who killed and drove away the Dwarfs and Fauns, and are now trying to cover up even the memory of them. The King does not allow them to be spoken of.”
There is a sense of not belonging. Caspian, as a lover of the things of Narnia, does not really belong to his native race. The king might not allow these things to be spoken of, but Caspian hungers for the stories of the past.
After his uncle has a son, Caspian is forced to escape from the castle by night in order to avoid an almost certain murder at the hands of his uncle who now has an heir of his own. While on the run, Caspian encounters some old Narnians who he immediately identifies with.
“’I say,’ said Caspian, ‘you haven’t yet found out whether I want to go back. I don’t. I want to stay with you— if you’ll let me. I’ve been looking for people like you all my life.’”
At this moment, Caspian is speaking to people who are very different than him. They are two dwarves and a badger. From appearances only, this would not be the type of place that a man like Caspian would be expected to fit in. He would seem to be a better fit for his original home among men, but he never really belonged there even before he was forced to run for his life.
However, he believes that he belongs with them because he has been looking for people like them his entire life. The external differences didn’t matter; he was looking for people who would be true to Aslan and the ways of old Narnia. He was more concerned with the same faith than the same appearance.
I wonder what our churches would look like today if we had the same sense of identification with others who are working to be true to the ways of Jesus Christ. We let so many things divide us and create unnecessary tension when we really should be brought together behind our Savior and King.
 CS Lewis, “Prince Caspian” in The Chronicles of Narnia Complete 7-Book Collection with Bonus Book: Boxen (New York: HarperCollins, 2005), Kindle Locations 7119-7123, Kindle Edition.
 Ibid., Kindle Locations 7298-7299.