A year ago today I entered the blogosphere by launching "REEPICHEEP". Since then I have blogged 243 posts. Thanks for reading! I've enjoyed blogging far more than I thought I would.
I decided to name the blog after my favorite character in fiction. C.S. Lewis invented the warrior mouse in Prince Caspian. I'm looking forward to the movie version of Reep coming this Summer. Reepicheep figures most prominently in "Voyage of the Dawn Treader", where he accompanies Prince Caspian on his voyage in the hope of finding Aslan's Country at the end of the world. During the journey, Reepicheep teaches Eustace Scrubb about honour, courage, and loyalty, despite Scrubb's early mistreatment of him. While not stated explicitly, it seems clear enough that Reepicheep does in fact sail off to Aslan's Country at the end of Dawn Treader. Reep does make an appearance again in "The Last Battle"where he greets Narnians at the Emperor's Gate (heaven).
I like Reepicheep because his life was not his own. He was fiercely loyal to Prince Caspian, but ultimately to Alsan, the King of Kings. This attitude of loyalty must be my attitude toward the Church, and ultimately, the King and Head of the Church, the Lord Jesus Christ. Reepicheep is one of my favorite characters in all of literature because of his loyalty to the King.
Despite his lack of size, ability, and power, he zealously guards the honor of the King. He sees his honor as being united to the King. He sees his life only in relationship to the King. Reepicheep was dead to himself and alive to the King and service to him. This kind of loyalty is my desire toward Christ, my King. This is what I want for myself and God's people. The words of Paul pierce me-
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. - Colossians 3:1-3
Reepicheep sees his life only in relationship to the King. Reepicheep was dead to himself and alive to the King and service to him. I want to serve King Jesus with the loyalty of Reepicheep.