I’ve done several readings of C.S. Lewis’s, ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’. Most recently to fourth-grade students, before that my children one summer, and then my original reading as an early teen. I happened upon the end of the film today and had missed the elixir allegory. There is the creepy battle with all sorts of creatures, some more frightening than others, and Aslan appears. Lucy helps save her brother Edmund then heads out to save the other dead and near dead by applying a few drops from a beautiful glass bottle. Only the believers in Aslan are resurrected to life. The others stay down and go down to the pit. They killed Aslan or so they thought. Their philosophy negated the need for the Savior King Aslan. They went for other things and said no to belief and hope. Then the Kingdom is at peace again as Aslan has saved them. The fact that Lucy received the elixir as a gift from Father Christmas in this telling does not fit my scriptural view but the story by Lewis explains a lot.
We can be down and out for many reasons but the hope is always Jesus. We can be mislead for years and still land in Heaven because we finally see the whole story of God’s redemptive rescue. A resurrection from the healing elixir and the one who saves.