Another reflection from reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe on the theme of friendship:

Harriet Tubman, a black slave, was a member of the Underground Railroad. Obviously, the Underground Railroad was not a subway, for subways had not come into existence yet; but rather, it was a series of houses or stops that helped free slaves fleeing North. Smuggled by slave-friendly people, the black slaves would advance from one stop to the next to reach the northern states. Because of Harriet Tubman, who was one of the main people in the Underground Railroad, many slaves reached the North. She faithfully freed the slaves.

A true friend is faithful. When the going gets tough, friends are willing to lay down their lives for each other. Harriet Tubman, who was definitely a good friend to the black slaves, never gave up when it was dangerous. As the rewards for her capture grew, she did not quit. Soon, she began to be known as Moses, a Biblical character who led the nation of Israel out of slavery in Egypt and into the Promised Land in what is known as the Exodus. Interestingly, many blacks referred to the northern states as “the Promised Land” because when they crossed the Mason-Dixon line, they would be free. Attempting to get the slaves from the plantations down South to the North, Harriet Tubman persevered no matter what the slave-owners threatened. The Bible says, “A friend loveth at all times.” Harriet Tubman fulfilled this verse by being a true friend to all black slaves no matter what the circumstance.

God wants everyone to be a true friend to others no matter what. In Narnia, Mr. Tumnus, the faun, is arrested by the White Witch. When this happens, Lucy insists that they should help him because he had risked his life for her. Obviously Lucy was being a good and faithful friend to Mr. Tumnus, and he was a good friend to her. God wants all people to be faithful friends. I can be a faithful friend by staying with my friends and helping them in troubling situations.