“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; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.
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: He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of — a new wing, an extra floor, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a little cottage, but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”
He is building a palace