Sunday, October 18, 2009

Peter and the Starcatchers

I just finished reading Peter and the Starcatchers. It was a story about Peter Pan and how he came to be. Anyway, I like to make analogies or connections to my life with books that I read, even when they are fiction or fantasy.

In this book bits of stars fell from heaven to the earth. If anyone touched even a little bit of the star - or even touched the container the star was in - they would be filled with a warm feeling of joy and happiness. They would feel peaceful and calm and so light that they could fly. The light also had power to heal physical wounds.

The length of exposure determined how long the effects remained. With longer exposure a person was more permanently changed.

I compared this to the light of Christ. When we are filled with the light of Christ, our souls are filled with happiness and joy and we feel peace and our burdens seem light.

The more we are exposed to this light, the more we can experience these feelings, and our bodies and spirits begin to take on a new countenance - the countenance of Christ.