Day 18 – a living house

9 Sep

This evening I walked off the edge of a 1 inch ‘curb’ and rolled my ankle. Not only did I roll my ankle, but I dropped to the ground in the most dramatic fashion not unlike if someone had yelled “fire – stop, drop and roll.” Who does that? Luckily the ligaments in my ankles are similar to loose rubber bands from years of playing basketball so I should recover quite quickly.

But that’s not what this post is about.

I must admit, coming up with original blog material for 30 days in a row is quite the challenge. I figure I’m on Day 18 now, so I may as well see this thing through to the end. And for the most part, I actually enjoy the test of sitting down to write something every day. In some ways, it has affirmed my desire to take this whole writing thing a bit more seriously. But today, I’m going to recycle if you will, a quote that I used awhile back because well, I love it and it’s 11:30pm and I’m quite sleepy.

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you know that these jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominately and does not seem to make much 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

Isn’t it fitting that Jesus was a carpenter. It’s so amazing to think that we are each made uniquely in His image, therefore the palace that Jesus is building us into, and intends to live in, is based on an original  blueprint – not one palace will look like another. This brings whole new meaning to the verse, “our body is a temple.”


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