Narnia and our View of Christ

“Aslan,” said Lucy, “you’re bigger.”

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

“Not because you are?” Lucy asked.

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

**C.S. Lewis; The Chronicles of Narnia; Prince Caspian

Lewis’ point is that a biblical understanding of Christ sharpens in focus only as we grow in our relationship with him.

Aslan, Lewis’ Christ figure, had not changed, as Lucy thought. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Heb 13:8)

What changes as we get to know him more intimately is we begin to see how truly mighty and big he’s been the whole time.

Is your view of God small and weak?  Unable to be your “ever-present help in times of trouble?” (Ps 46:1)  Unable to calm your fears “when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death?” (Ps 23:4)  Unable to save you from “the mouths of the lions?” (Dan 6:22)

The disciple and eyewitness of Jesus, Peter, pleaded,

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18)

This is a command, not a suggestion.

Get to know Jesus in the scriptures.  Visit with him in prayer.  Be filled with his power in obedience and faith.

And see if, like Lucy as she grew, Aslan doesn’t appear bigger than before.  Much bigger.

For Narnia, nick