Arguably the most memorable scene from The Magician’s Nephew is very beautiful creation of Narnia. The actual creation ends with a voice of unknown origin, perhaps from Aslan or even the sky, saying:
“Narnia, Narnia, Narnia, awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters.”
We have seen all of these characteristics of Narnia throughout the other books we have looked at so far. We have seen divine waters, talking beasts and walking trees. We have seen a land that is full of loving, thinking and speaking. Even though it is obvious that the land of Narnia is ultimately corrupted in a way that we have not learned about as of yet in the storyline, the good elements of Narnia that were there at the creation don’t entirely leave Narnia even if it is not perfect anymore.
This is powerful because we see that in our world as well and in our supernatural creation. God created the ocean for example, but the ocean did not go away at the Fall. We can still enjoy the beauty of the ocean even though we are in a fallen world. Our world still is the creation of God even if we continually seem to work hard to destroy it. By our choices, we have made a pretty good mess of so many things.
That’s the amazing thing about God and the amazing thing that Lewis is pointing out about Narnia. In the beginning, it was good, but it was not an entirely different world from what we know now. It was not marred by the damaging effects of evil in the beginning, so it might seem to be a foreign place, but when God created the things that were and still are part of this world, they were good and were simultaneously part of this world.
I think that it is easy for us to forget this fact. We think about the world of Adam and Eve like it was on some type of crazy planet. However, they were literally human beings on this earth.
Let’s never forget that when God does something, it is good. No matter how much we damage it, we need to make sure that we never forget that that it was not always that way. There was a time when the world was good, and we look forward to the day when our new heaven and new earth is good again. God does not make mistakes, and God does not do things that are in perfect.
Rather, we serve a God who is powerful, creative, brilliant and morally perfect. Maybe we ought to try and see the good things that God has put in the entire world. Even though we have done all that we can to run away from God and cause problems, there is still some good in the world, and it reflects the goodness that God installed in the world in the beginning.
 CS Lewis, “The Magician’s Nephew” in The Chronicles of Narnia Complete 7-Book Collection with Bonus Book: Boxen (New York: HarperCollins, 2005), Kindle Locations 1599-1600, Kindle Edition.