My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it himself. He is the great iconoclast.

C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed, p. 76

Lewis here touches on a common theme is his writing, that of “images.” In this section, as in his university addressed titled “The Weight of Glory,” Lewis projects his ideas of reality upon us; the things in the world are representative of something else. All the beauty points somewhere else. Perhaps he would say too, that all the grief points somewhere else as well. For beauty that somewhere is God, for suffering is Lewis suggesting the same? 

Tim's authored four books, including Longing For More: Daily Reflections on Finding God in the Rhythms of Life. He and his wife, Christine, co-founded The Edges and live in Charlotte, North Carolina with their three pixie-daughters. Sign-up here to follow their work.