A Living House

Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right, and stopping the leaks in the room, and so on: you knew those jobs needed doing and 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.

-C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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2 thoughts on “A Living House

  1. Thanks for the encouragement Erik. I really liked this quote too. It was/is a very helpful reminder. I actually read it out of a different book (not Mere Christianity). It’s one of the best books I’ve read.

  2. “You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace.”

    Classic Lewis. Thanks for providing such incredible, Godly perspective that is completely beyond my mindset.

    Keep up the insightful posts.

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