"Bigger on the Inside"

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Let's talk about Doctor Who and faith for a second. If you've never seen the show, that's okay. :) I'll explain the basics to you.

Doctor Who centers around a man from outer space - well, a Time Lord - who wanders all of space and time helping others. He's less of an actual medical doctor and more of a doctor who fixes problems and helps others in need. He has a companion who travels along with him. This companion is usually a young woman from Earth - sometimes guys tag along to make a group of three - who gets to see the world like never before.

The way they get to see time and space is through a spaceship called the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space). The TARDIS is an icon of the series because of the fact that it looks like a 1960's English police box...on the outside. Inside, though, it's another story.

Usually, when the new companion enters the TARDIS, they often say, "It's bigger on the inside!" The outside of the TARDIS camouflages the fact that it's a huge spaceship, complete with pilot controls and many, many rooms amidst labyrinth-like halls. It's really cool.

So what does this have to do with faith?

For starters, you often can't get to know a person by their outside appearance alone. We look and dress so many different ways that it's hard to tell inward character at first glance.

However, what happens when they do get to know you? How do they perceive you then?

Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen." Faith in God transcends anything we see, whether it's a person, or the things God does around us. People often can't perceive our faith from outside appearance alone, and therefore, it's bigger on the inside.

It's also bigger on the inside in a personal way. We can't truly comprehend how great God's love for us really is...after all, we're only human. However, once we pursue God, He pursues us all the more, and it's amazing. Bigger than we could have imagined.

Bigger on the inside.

All of these gifs are courtesy of Tumblr.
Thanks for reading! :)


  1. Hey! Really nice blog, thanks so much for writing it. I, too, am a Christian and a Doctor Who fan. I recently wrote an article on DW and faith for Den of Geek, you might be interested it? Dunno :) Thanks again for what you've written here.


    1. Hi there! :)
      Thanks for reading my article! This was so much fun to write. I will be sure to check your article out, too!