One of the most beautiful endings in all of literature is the ending of the last book in C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. Here’s the moving scene in ending of The Last Battle:
The light ahead was growing stronger. Lucy saw a great series of many-coloured cliffs led up in front of them like a giant’s staircase. And then she forgot everything else, because Aslan himself was coming, leaping down from cliff to cliff like a living cataract of power and beauty…
Then Aslan turned to them and said, “You do not yet look so happy as you mean to be.”
Lucy said, “We’re so afraid of being sent away, Aslan. And you have sent us back into our own world so often.”
“No fear of that,” said Aslan. “Have you not guessed?”
Their hearts leapt, and a wild hope rose within them.
“There was a real railway accident,” said Aslan softly. “Your father and mother and all of you are…dead. The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.”
And as He spoke, He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever and ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.
But there’s an ending more beautiful and more exciting than this one. It’s the ending of The Story of God.
If you want to know how this Story ends, click the image thumbnail on the left to listen, read, download or share the sermon God will Make All Things New, the 50th and the last chapter in The Story of God sermon series.