While looking for an idea of what the house in my England story might look like, I came across pictures of this absolutely GORGEOUS house in Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Kingston Bagpuize. The name is derived from the original name of the village it is near (Kingston) and the name a Norman nobleman named Ralph-de-Bagpuis. The house is so beautiful; I would love to visit there if I ever go to England. :-)
Get a load of that humongous staircase!!!!
I could not get the pictures any larger than you see them here, as I got them off of the website.
When you look at pictures like this, you cannot deny that a someone took the time to lay out the pattern, to make the bricks, to build the walls, to guild the windows, to make and arrange the furniture....
It reminds me to God's perfect creativity and design. All we see, the birds, the leaves, the grass, the flowers... He made them. And He made us... with a very particular purpose!
"For we are His workmanship (as Kingston Bagpuize was someone's workmanship!), created in Christ Jesus unto good works,which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10)
We serve a wonderful God! May we fulfill the purpose for which He created us, through the grace and power of our Lord Jesus Christ!