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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

~ He Just Gets Bigger ~

While in my second year of homeschooling, I am finding that the Chronicles are Narnia are a big thing among homeschoolers - so, I thought I 'd be "like all the others" and, read through them with the kids ~ and, I am not sure who is being blessed more by these books, me or them!

C.S. Lewis has an amazing ability to take a world created with an imagination like a child, and, write words that touch the adult Christian in profound ways. In one sentence, Aslan, the lion that represents a character as Christ, can say more than many pastors can say in an entire sermon. And, as we read Prince Caspian yesterday, I read many of those "sermon in a sentence" phrases. Two touched me so deeply, that I got choked up and filled with His love and blessing. Here is one of them:

I won't explain the whole story - but, the child, Lucy sees Aslan, whom, she has not seen in awhile, excited to see him, she runs to Him. As she stands beside him, this conversation occurs:

"Aslan, you are bigger"
"That is because you are older, little one"
"Not because you are?"
"I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger"

Wow - isn't that true ~ the more we grow in Christ, we do find Him bigger?!!!

With each fiery furnace, parted sea, blessing of an offering, answer to prayer, peace to pass understanding, gift of mercy, and His boundless underserved grace I find my Savior's strong arms and nail-scarred hands to be more big and more powerful than I ever knew them to be before.

I pray that any reading this, can feel Him bigger today than He was yesterday ~ He is so universally sized majestic and powerful ~ and, I know I have only begun to grasp His true size! :)

PS - If you have not read the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis - do - you will be blessed and you will see Christ in a whole new way. In fact, start by going to see the movie ~ it will get you hooked and make you want to read the other 6 books!

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