Wednesday, March 3, 2010

words for wednesday

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

8 comments:

stringsofpurls said...

Like :-)

Meg said...

I love this.

a friend to knit with said...

so great.

Gigi said...

Love C. S. Lewis -- what a perfect analogy! You always come up with the best quotes!
Cosy up and enjoy your upcoming vacation ;-)!

Hugs,

G

larissa said...

this is so beautiful, Kristyn. I read it twice.

Gloria said...

Love the writings of C. S. Lewis. God is always the best architect! Great to be reminded of that fact today...:)

stitching under oaks said...

wonderful stuff...

mark said...

amen, sister! my favorite author, my favorite book, my favorite girl!

love you, sweet