“Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed” (Revelation 5:5).
In a book by C.S. Lewis called Prince Caspian, a girl named Lucy sees a lion named Aslan. She hasn’t seen him in many years. He has changed; he is bigger.
“Aslan, you’re bigger,” she says. The lion can talk. He replies: “That is because you are older, little one.”
“Not because you are?”, she asks. “I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.”
So it is with Jesus. The more we trust him, the bigger he gets. Well, he doesn’t get bigger in a physical sense. After all, he is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). But the more we know him, the bigger we know him to be.
We’re used to thinking about Jesus as a lamb or a shepherd. But thinking about him like a lion is also appropriate. In Revelation 5:5 he is called “the Lion of the tribe of Judah.”
Imagine walking down the street with a lion beside you. He loves you. He will lay down his life for you. And the more you grow and trust in him, the bigger he gets.
So that’s what I encourage you to do as you learn more about Christ and as you increasingly trust in him. Imagine a lion is actually walking beside you. Seriously. I think you should try it.
How’s that for a picture of humble, powerful, growing confidence?
The more we know him, the bigger we know him to be.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.