Which is bigger, the tree or the hill? The tree may take up a greater part of the picture but this is only because it is nearer. Likewise if we push God into the background then he will appear small. On a spiritual level one could argue that the Devil and his forces of evil can only appear big if he gets close to us. Though for most of the time it is more likely to be things concerning self that we keep close to us that make us think God as being small. It is usually things such as our work or our enthusiasms that loom large in our eyes. All too often when one tries to photograph hills or mountains trees can get in the way. One time a few years ago when trying film a southbound steam special I tried to go back to a spot on the hills above the strath where I had a clear view of the valley a couple a decades ago, but the trees had grown up and the only place I could get a good view was where it was too steep and rocky to set up my tripod. Consequently I could not get the quality footage that I wanted. Sometimes we allow stuff to crowd God out of our lives over time. Metaphorically, we need to cut down the foliage so we can see clearly again.
David Rose 2013.