Patricia Hofer

CS Lewis: The Son of God was not “confined to any place at all … it is in Him that all places exist” (Miracles254).

In Miracles, Lewis wrote that some people, naturalists for example, believe in “a one floor reality” (251). These people are convinced that “this present Nature is all that there is.” Another group of people, varying kinds of religious believers, embrace “Nature” as the “ground floor” but then conclude that there is “one other floor and one only,” an eternal and timeless place of heavenly mystery and bliss. Lewis then continues on to pose the idea that there might really be many floors, “different Natures, different levels of being, distinct but not always discontinuous” (254). One of these floors could, according to Lewis, explain what happened after Jesus’ resurrection. It was a time when “Christ withdrew from one of these [levels] to another.” The Son of God was not “confined to any place at all,” wrote Lewis, because it is “in Him that all places exist” (254). … The eternity that our risen Lord shows us is not only a continuing life but a continuing of our current individuality in our relationship with God. He promises, “My Father’s house has many rooms: if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” (NIV John 14:2).

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