“Aslan … 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.” C.S. Lewis gives us this picture in the second installment of his Chronicles of Narnia – the second time the Pevensie children have come across this Good (but not tame) Lion. They see him differently as they get older - as if they saw what they could see when they were young, but as they are able to see more, there is more to see. For us, too, sometimes our simpler, smaller mental images of God must grow and change as we do. If we keep the same thoughts about who God is – and how God is with-us - our whole life through, we will often have kept “God in a box” and be missing so much. One of the ways we step into bigger and bigger pictures of who God is… what Life is… how Love is… is through asking questions. In A Grief Observed, Lewis also says this: “My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it Himself.” How might God be shattering your image of him? Are there questions God is asking you, or questions God is inviting you to ask, so that you can see *more*?
Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2021-06-11 13:18:39 UTC