“Aslan,” said Lucy, “you’re bigger.”
“That is because you are older, little one,” answered he.
“Not because you are?”
“I am not.
But every year you grow,
you will find me bigger.”
– Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
This quotes gives me reason to reflect. I reflect on my perception of God, and I guess my view on my relationship with Him, in correlation to this life I live. I think it resonates with me because I have personally experienced the fact that as I grow, God gets bigger. As my knowledge of people, the world, the Bible, myself, life grows and evolves, God gets bigger.
To clarify, I don’t mean bigger as in mass or vastness. I know from study that God is majestic, omnipresent, all-mighty, and Sovereign over the entire universe. Psalm 68:8 mentions that Mt. Sinai itself was moved at the very presence of God. And 1 Chronicles 29:11, “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.”
How I perceive the above idea about finding God bigger, is this: As I grow, I learn more depths of Him, I experience more facets of His being, I recognize more of His heart, and I become more familiar with the vastness of His love and mercy and sovereignty. My growth, in spirit and in truth, in Christlikeness, and in wisdom, allows me the beautiful chance to see and know more of my already great and deep and all-powerful God.
I think this reality is a humbling one. It’s like the gift of Jesus as Living Water, a glorious never-ending well of life.
John 4:14 — “Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.””
I will never get to a place where I feel like I know enough about God. There will never be a time when, if I am seeing and savoring the true Christ, that I will tire from desiring to know Him. I will always be thirsty, and He will never dry up.
Thank you, Jesus.