The symbol I chose to write about from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was the symbol of the door.

Hoping for gold, a miner takes his opportunity and heads to Alaska, using his saved-up money. He rushes to claim land before anyone else claiming land can jump for it. Through the cold, harsh weather, he stakes out the land and gathers the needed equipment. Carefully, the mine is then built, but many men who are working lose their lives and others get frostbite. Little gold is found. As he sells what little gold he finds, he quickly uses the money that he makes to provide food and shelter for himself. Is it really worth it? Looking at the situation through a human viewpoint, it seems that he should give up. But as he mines further in, abundant gold is found! After long, hard months of searching, his work is finally rewarded.

This is an allegory. The miner represents a person in search of Jesus. God sent Jesus, the precious treasure, down to earth, hiding Him for others to seek and find. As a door of opportunity opened up to search for gold, the miner seized his chance. Jesus is the door. Enduring the cold and frostbite, the miner keeps going. It seemed impossible \to him, but there was a treasure hidden in the mine. Some Chrisitans go through tremendous trials and difficulties as they grow in God. Wearily, with little strength left, the miner finally reached gold. Jesus is our treasure, and although we cannot go on much further, if we just determine to trust him and go on a little more, we will reach Him. It is amazing what an allegory can reveal!

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a famous book by C.S. Lewis. In chapter one, Lucy discovers a magical wardrobe. She decides to open the door and go inside. C.S. Lewis states two times that she left the door open. Again, Jesus is the door. He is there for all who come to Him, and He remains open for those seeking Him to find Him. He says, “No man cometh to the Father but by Me.”

Lucy discovers another world—Narnia. However, it wasn’t until she pushed further into the wardrobe that she discovered Narnia. Did she know it existed? No. Judging by appearance, it was just an average wardrobe, but a treasure was hidden inside for those who longingly looked for it. John 7:24 commands, “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” If Lucy hadn’t gone in and pushed to the very back of the wardrobe, she never would have found Narnia. Like the miner, until she went further in, she did not find the treasure.

Just as the miner went through hardships, the children faced the enemy in Narnia—the White Witch. By going through that door, be it real or figurative, both Lucy and the miner began an exciting adventure. For Christians, once they have reached Jesus Christ, their adventure in the walk of the Christian faith begins. Jesus Christ is the door to our life’s adventure, and for those who go through Him past every obstacle to the Father, there is a great reward.