Thursday, July 10, 2008

Finding a Bigger God

I've been reading the Chronicles of Narnia for fun. I read them along time ago, but I've found there are so many things I didn't remember. It has also been interesting to read them in order. Though I found The Magician's Nephew a bit slow at first, it picked up and was fun to understand some of the history of Narnia. For example, I know know why there is a lamp post in Narnia and how all the trouble with the White Witch began.

I'm now in the midst of Prince Caspian. (Yes, the movie makers took some liberties.) However, I was delighted to come across this passage:

The great beast rolled over on his side so that Lucy fell, half sitting and half lying between his front paws. He bent toward and just touched her nose with his tongue. His warm breath came all around her. She gazed up into the large wise face.

"Welcome, child," he said."

"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."

I don't remember it being in the movie, but it caught my attention in the book because it felt so true of God. It seems that the older I get the more I should understand about God. Perhaps, I do understand more than when I became a Christian at thirteen. But, the more I know about God, the more I am struck by how much more there is to know about God. In that sense, as I grow I find God bigger and bigger.

Hopefully, the bigness of God will always make me stand in awe.

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Michelle said...

I couldn't agree more. I really wish we did live closer. It would be fun to hang out and have great conversations.

Laura said...

So good!! Simply love anything C.S. Lewis writes. It was his Mere Christianity that led my husband to Christ just two short years ago. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

It is interesting you talk about how big God is. Our pastor is going a sermon series about how big God is... Every week he askes us "How Big is Your God?" Some of it, especially this last week has been pretty challenging.

If you are interested, I have a link to my church's website on my links, and in there they have a spot for all the sermons that you can listen to online.

Thank you for that reminder. I do remember that part from the movie, and I get in my mind the image I had of that from reading the book. It took my breath away then, and still does.
Love you,

cautious1 said...

"The more I know about God, the more I am struck by how much more there is to know about God"....what a great thought! I echo your sentiments. As a newer Christian (I have been a Christian for approximately 2 years), I am constantly amazed at how wondrous and amazing our God truly is. The more I seek God, the more I want to know him and the closer I want to draw near to him. It's truly unbelievable!!!!!

BTW, I am so excited that my Compassion info came today! I have my first letter set to be mailed to Francisco. I totally look forward to writing to him and having him be a part of my life. Thanks for the encouragement to get involved.

LynnSC said...

Hi Amy
I jumped over from Lelia's blog. I loved what you had to say about the bigness of God. He certainly seems bigger and bigger to me everyday, every situation that He brings me through, every treasure He lays on my heart from His Word, and every time I just sit is His presence.

Thanks so much for sharing this. I haven't made it to the movie yet... but I want to .

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Wow Amy... this is a great post. I love the older I get the bigger God gets quote.


Absolutely beautiful!!!

Thanks for sharing what you've been reading and learning.