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Under Construction

C.S. Lewis writes in Mere Christianity:

“I find I must borrow yet another parable from George MacDonald. 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.”

By wisdom a house is built,and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24:3-4

Heavenly Father, my ‘living house’ is not anything like I expected it to be! But, Master Builder, You know exactly what You’re doing and it is incredibly beautiful. Your Kingdom keeps growing in my heart and mind and soul. Someday, I’ll be perfect and complete, lacking NOTHING. (James 1:4) Until then, I’m under construction. And one day, just like it’s written on Ruth Graham’s tombstone; You can say, “Construction Complete.” I can’t wait! Amen.

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