Thursday, February 19, 2009

Two Chairs

ChoiceCentral's Guest Blogger today is my cyber-friend K from Knit 1 Kids 4. If you've not taken in her photographical prowess, you are missing visual treats! K's thought-provoking entry below is 5-star! Comment today, Choosers: Where is your special God-spot?

Two Chairs

Imagine this...

You're sitting in your living room pondering life when an angel appears before you. He says that God would like you to be his guest today. No, you are not dying, He just wants to visit with you. You quickly think, oh why didn't I wear something nicer today or do my makeup? But no sooner do you think of fixing this and you are in the presence of the Holy One.

As you begin to take in where you are, you notice the light that surrounds him is greater than any light you have ever seen. It is warm like a fire on a winter day and brings you peace like a light in a storm. The glow illuminates the whole room and you take a moment to look around. You are surprised by what you see.

It is a simple space. No great decorations and not much furniture. So empty for the King of Kings. Just two chairs facing each other. One, you notice, is rather worn while the other almost looks new and somehow familiar. Clearly, it has been sat in, but not as often as the other. God takes the worn chair and invites you to sit with him. Hesitation is in your footsteps but such peace fills you that you move to sit.

You want to speak, but you seem to have no words to say. You think “what can I say to the one that created me, to the great I AM? Surely, he does not want to hear about my problems or obstacles I am facing. He called me here for some reason. I will let him speak.” So in silence you sit gazing into the warm light.

Time goes by unnoticed by you. Your senses are on full alert. Your eyes see the gentleness and glory of Him. Your hands feel the softness of the cozy chair. Your ears, though the room is quiet, hears sounds that are peaceful. Smells loft about and draw memories to your mind that make you smile.

Finally, God speaks. His words are eloquently and gentle, but also firm and filled with an amount of sadness you can feel. He speaks of the thoughts you have had. The empty room and lack of greatness - he notes that he only surrounds himself with what is important to him. The worn chair he sits in versus the chair you sit in – not many come and sit with me, they are much too busy. And yes, I want to hear about all of you – the good, the bad, and even the funny. I long to hear you speak to me. Yes, I know and see all, but to hear it from your mouth and heart means much more to me. To have you sit with me quietly or in tears or filled with laughter, brings me great joy.

You ponder what he is saying and your mouth opens. Words flow out like you are speaking to a friend, a confidant. Someone that you have know all your life. The person that will love you no matter what you say but yet holds you accountable when you waiver. The weight of your life slowly lifts off your shoulders. You stop and just listen to the silence. You feel comforted and loved. You close your eyes and just begin to worship Yahweh.

Soaked with tears, you open your eyes and find you are back in your living room. You are saddened to no longer be in his presence when your eyes rest on the chair you are sitting in. It is the same chair that was in God's house. It was here all this time and He was waiting for you to sit in it. Joy fills you soul as you know that you can come here any time for any reason. He is waiting for you.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6,7


20-something said...

you should have put a will need a tissue warning on this..

so not cool to cry at work ;)

Karen/flutter2you said...

My soul needed this today..... thank you for sharing... I am sure that I am not the only one blessed by it.

Joy said...

Wow. THank you. That is really good.

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