Thursday, March 13, 2008

Foggy Morning @Sea Lion Caves

This is a picture of Heceta Head lighthouse keepers house on the Oregon Coast on a foggy wintry day for Sky Watch Friday.
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

42 comments:

Jan said...

Thanks, Yolanda! I remember this quote from years ago and love seeing it again. So true.

Tammy said...

I believe this and I just wrote a poem on his message to me. Thank you! XXOO

quintarantino said...

A nice quote with a beautiful image.

Old Wom Tigley said...

A great picture and post to share with us on Sky Watch Yolanda.

Tom

Daniel J Santos said...

one excellent post, beautiful image.

ellen b said...

A beautiful photograph and C.S. Lewis too...
Have a wonderful weekend...

storyteller said...

What a wonderful quote from C. S. Lewis … and spectacular photo! You do come up with the most amazing ideas for posts! (The photos that show up in Google Reader but aren’t here are your site are gorgeous too).
Hugs and blessings,

Andrea said...

Nice poem....beautiful

SandyCarlson said...

The Lewis quote is wonderful. This is a GORGEOUS photo. I love it.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh, it's beautiful and the fog is just the icing on the cake... very nice.

The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Sara said...

A wonderful post - love the photo, and of course, the C.S. Lewis!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful photo!! I love it:)
Have a nice weekend:)

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Photo like a color picture!

Luiz

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great photo love the story as well

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very nice!

Casdok said...

Yes a lovely image.

RuneE said...

That picture could have been taken around here. No wonder lots of Norwegians emigrated to this area.

ArneA said...

Have visit your blog, but have no words to share. The photo tells all

Journey Through Life said...

This is wonderful! I wonder what is going on with me right now!??

guild-rez said...

Wonder if "God" has a spare room for me?
Wonderful picture..
cheers

DeeMom said...

appropriate quote and the picture is Awesome

Daryl E said...

Yolanda, I love fog photos ... I used one today too!

Carole said...

Lovely foggy picture.

Kerri said...

Beautiful shot and lovely post!

Sonia said...

Amazing picture, Yolanda!

Nice quote, thanks!

Petunia said...

thanks for sharinng;)

Angie said...

When I first looked at this picture,I thought for a minute it was a painting.I't absolutely beautiful.A lovely post as well.

His Girl Friday said...

beautiful photo! :)

I can hear/feel the discomfort as the hammer is knocking out that old wall and putting in stronger 2x4's, newer drywall, and finishing with a soothingly beautiful Venetian plaster. :)

good post, and so true!!

Misty Dawn said...

I love the fog in this photo. It's an absolutely beautiful photo!

Inland Empire Girl said...

Another favorite place of mine, and what an amazing photo image.

Paulie said...

I think I saw that spot years ago. It is interesting to visit it again, fog and all!

suzanne said...

"He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of..." Isn't that always the truth? Thanks for the reminder to trust the process. We are only limited by our own self imposed limitations.

Willow said...

Great photo. And I love the quote from CS Lewis. I had never read it. I think that CS Lewis wrote my thoughts down on paper--the ones I knew I was thinking, but couldn't state as clearly as he did.

Just Joni said...

loved this book and love this quote...puts things into perspective or at least offers one that should be reflected on from time to time....

beautiful picture Yolanda ~

Have a blessed weekend.

Mimi said...

I love this quote...and it goes so well with the image...
enjoy your blog...

Marg said...

What a reminder of how we view our lives here on earth. How true. There are so many reminders in the Bible that let us know that we are to be a light house to the rest of the world.
It's scarry to think what people would see in my house??
I love CS Lewis.

Tess said...

I hadn't read this quote before, so thank you for introducing me to it. And the photograph is achingly beautiful.

Karen said...

Very beautiful.

Shelby said...

C.S. Lewis is one of my absolute favorites. This is beautiful.

And I knew that was Heceta Head before I even scrolled to text.. so spectacular.

Love Bears All Things said...

A good analogy.
Mama Bear

Amy said...

Yolanda,

I LOVE the photo and the quote. "Mere Christianity" is such a classic and a book that should be re-read from time to time.

ladybug said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you so much for this...I really needed it! :)