At the end of John’s Gospel, John concludes with a sweeping summary of the breadth of the ministry of Jesus – “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” (John 21:25) It leaves one wondering about the events not recorded in the gospel and the interactions, healings and miracles we can’t read about.
This last line in the book of John reminds me of a line from a familiar story. In the C.S. Lewis book, Prince Caspian, the children are reunited with Aslan after many years, and Lucy expresses surprise that Aslan looks bigger. Aslan responds, “I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.” It is a beautiful truth about God that is captured by Lewis in his Chronicles series – that no matter how much we know God, there is still an infinite amount to get to know.
Every day at EC, we have the opportunity to uncover more truths about God. Whether we are studying science, history, math, or literature, there is a small voice coming through the content that whispers (and sometimes shouts!) His name, and points to His glory. It is a lifelong process of knowing God deeper and deeper, and thereby learning through that knowledge of the joy that comes from our relationship with Him. What a privilege to be a part of that daily with our students!