One of my favorite conversations from the Chronicles of Narnia reads:
“Aslan” said Lucy “you’re bigger”.
“That is because you are older, little one” answered he.
“Not because you are?”
“I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.”
C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian
I am 28-years-big today and Jesus is bigger today than I found Him to be yesterday. He is mightier, wiser, more wonderful than ever. The more I know Him, the more of Him there is yet to know. As each year passes, He becomes more and more real to me, more real than anyone or anything else in my life. I trust Him now in ways that I couldn’t even imagine was possible or necessary ten years, five, even a year ago. I’ve surrendered to Him parts of me that I didn’t know I hadn’t yet surrendered and He’s transforming me in ways I didn’t know I wanted to be transformed in.
Thank you for another year. Thank you for redeeming my past and securing my future. I’m thankful because I’m alive, truly alive, in this moment. Right here.
If I ever I loved thee, my Jesus, it’s now.