Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Stole This One From a Friends blog...

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 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 going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.

- CS Lewis

3 comments:

Lara said...

Still gives me chills. Even after reading it a hundred times. Love it.

Jarubla said...

Lara,

Thanks for posting it!!

There is another bit of writing by Oliver Wendell Holmes called the Chambered Nautilus which is very similar.

Lara said...

Oh really? Is it too long to post?