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Lion Sized Perspective

Nº 188 weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - March 8, 2022

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, ‘Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.’ Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. - A. W. Tozer

Lord willing, I’ll turn 70 in July. As a present to myself, I’m re-reading the classic seven-book series The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis – one a month, January through July. To savor the experience, I try not to read more than one chapter a day, but I often fail.

Last month I enjoyed Prince Caspian. One of the many rich images that Lewis provides is an encounter between young Lucy and the great lion, Aslan, the Christ-figure in the story. Lucy and her siblings met and bonded with Aslan in the previous book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But at this meeting, he seemed different. Lucy said, “Aslan, you are bigger.” He replied, “That is because you are older, little one. . . Every year you grow, you will find me bigger.” Our perception of the infinite God expands as we get to know him. He never changes, but fortunately, we do and so does our perspective. That is why Peter challenges us to, “...grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18). As we grow in grace and knowledge of God, our awareness of who God is expands. Our growth enables us to see Him more fully.

Dan Bolin President Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc


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