Friday, February 5, 2016

"What on earth is He up to?"

Be you also as living stones built up,
a spiritual house,
a holy priesthood,
to offer up spiritual sacrifices,
acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
~1 Peter 2:5

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
Dear Lord Jesus, I do not always know what You are up to and often do not like what You are doing, but I do believe that You are the Master Builder with the perfect plan for each one of us. Therefore, with all my heart, Jesus, I trust in You!

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