Bigger and Bigger

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BIGGER AND BIGGER

 

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.

  • Psalm 139:17 – 18

 

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

  • Psalm 145:3

 

Those who follow Jesus find that over time he gets bigger and bigger. He encompasses and informs more of life. In the book Prince Caspian, Lucy has a similar experience with the lion Aslan, who is the Christ figure in C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Lucy returns to Narnia and as she gazes into Aslan’s face, he seems larger and wiser to her. This is the interaction that unfolds:

 

“Aslan,” said Lucy, “you’re bigger.”

“That is because you are older, little one,” answered the Lion.

“Not because you are?”

“I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.”[1]

 

The reason Jesus gets bigger and bigger is that he is an infinite God. This means there are no limits to what can be known about him, and no human will ever fully comprehend him.

 

For thousands of years, followers of Jesus have reflected on the person and the work of their Savior. Libraries of books have been written about Jesus, but their sum amounts to a thimble being taken from the ocean of Jesus’ fullness. Even the most gifted theologians have barely scratched the surface of understanding the full character of Jesus. He is fully known only to the members of the Trinity.

 

This is good news of great joy because it means we will never be bored. There will never be a day when the adventure of knowing Jesus is over. There is always more to know and more to see. There are always new insights to gain and new reasons to worship. I love how Jen Wilkin puts it: “Like a Christmas morning with always another present to unwrap, eternity will increasingly disclose his hidden glories to the eyes of our hearts.”[2]

 

One reason today is so special is that it is an invitation to be like Lucy, to gaze into the face of our Savior and to see that today Jesus seems bigger and wiser than he was the day before.

 

[1] C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian 

[2] Jen Wilkin, None Like Him


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