"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."

-- C.S. Lewis

where did i get this quote?  human development, of course.  my absolute favorite class of all time.

it really made me stop and think.  so many times i question the things that i go through.  why did this happen?  why did i have to go through this, only to feel pain and confusion?  why did these people come into my life, only to leave?  why did i have to suffer through something so hard?

the answer is clear now:  the Lord's plan for me is so different than my plan for myself.

and so why should i question Him?

i would much rather be made into a palace than a cottage.

wouldn't you?

1 comment:

kara said...

So many delicious nuggets from C.S. Lewis. Love it!