Christ, Our Renovator

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 roof, and so on: you knew that 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

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in central Ohio with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Laurel Canyon church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, and coffee. You can contact him here.

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