Brave and Full of Faith, [Reepicheep]


In the book Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis writes of Reepicheep. He is a mouse of exceptional courage and with a strong faith. People seem to always misunderstand a talking mouse especially one who dresses like a swashbuckler.

He is determined to reach the utter east and join the Lion, Aslan (a type of Christ), Reepicheep is heard to say,

“While I may, I will sail in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I will row in my coracle. When that sinks, I shall paddle east with my four paws. Then, when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan’s country, there I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise.”

“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:13-14

Paul transmitted an example to his generation of Christians. He put himself as an model of what is to motivate a believer. Like Reepicheep, the apostle Paul pressed into what the Holy Spirit had for him. He would rather die than to miss his calling.

Everything depends on what God allows of course. But I believe He make a special place at His side to those who mix their faith with authentic desire like Reepicheep and Paul of Tarsus.

God may be making you brave and full of faith. Deep down, this is exactly what our souls are really seeking. Give Him permission to do this work in your heart.

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Author: Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alask.a (Actually I have it pretty good.)

2 thoughts on “Brave and Full of Faith, [Reepicheep]”

  1. Judging by the things I’ve ‘suffered’, I think that God plans that one day I should rule the whole world. 🙂


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