“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house.
At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.
But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to?
The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” C. S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)
Very good! He does come in and rebuild us and make us more like Him..And though it hurts it’s worth it
Michelle DeRusha@Graceful says
Oh that is a good one C.S. God acts in such unexpected ways sometimes, does He? I guess that’s His point — it’s not what’s on my agenda…but what’s on His!
Oh, Jeanie…a word fitly spoken. I do love a good CS Lewis quote and this is a keeper. Great reminder for me right now.
Thanks for sharing it!