I just recently finished the last book in "The Chronicles of Narnia--The Last Battle" and have had it on my mind. I love how C.S. Lewis has twisted religion into this story by making parallels that are sometimes hidden and sometimes very obvious.
Aslan, the lion, says something in this last book that I have been thinking about. He says and then it is repeated a number of times, "Farther up and further in." As I contemplated this meaning in our devotion to God and our desire to return to him, I realize that I need to press on in my life and go "farther up and further in". In order to find the peace and happiness Heavenly Father wants me to have, I need to go further in my efforts. Further in my devotion of serving and loving others, further in reading the scriptures, further in doing the will of my Father and following Christ's example. Farther up in going to the temple, since the temple is compared to a hill or mountain in the scriptures. As I go "up" to the temple and "in" to the scriptures, there I will find that the Lord can make more of my life than I could ever imagine, and the glory of being in the presence of my Father again will be the awesome reward.
So, go "farther up and further in"!