The More We Grow the Bigger He Gets

By Pastor Keith Whitehouse

Sutter Creek Baptist Church, Sutter Creek, CA

When I was a little boy my dad was so big. He looked powerful and indestructible, and he was compared to me. My tiny hand in his made me feel safe. My father’s name was William. He moved north from Kentucky to work in the steel mills as an iron worker, and years of working with steal made his hands thick and rough and strong. As a toddler, wanting to be just like him, I would put my little feet in his gigantic work boots and clunk around the house. But time passed, and it seemed that the bigger I grew the smaller he got, until one day I was a man, bigger than him. Looking down at him, with my arms draped around his shoulders, I remember thinking, “How had he become so small and me so much bigger?” I wondered, “Where had the big man gone?”

It’s the opposite with Jesus.

The bigger we get spiritually, the larger and grander HE becomes. The more mature we become spiritually, the more wise and awesome He is.

I came across this insightful interaction between Lucy and Aslan in C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Aslan is a symbol of Christ and Lucy is a symbol of a believer growing in faith.

Aslan welcomed Lucy,

“Welcome, child.”

“Aslan,” said Lucy, “you’re bigger.”

“That is because you are older, little one.” Answered Aslan.

“Not because you ARE?” She asked.

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

The point is clear. The more we grow, the more mature our spiritual insight, the greater Christ is. A result of spiritual growth is that God gets bigger and more wonderful; more incomprehensible.

1John 5:20

And we know the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true ...”

Romans 11:33

O, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways.”