Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 28

One of my favorite scenes in the Bible is the vision that Isaiah saw of the Lord sitting on His throne. His description gives me a visual like no other. Sometimes when I'm having trouble sleeping, I imagine myself in the throne room of the temple where the Father dwells and where He welcomes me to rest under His careful watch. The scripture describes the train of His robe filling the temple, so instead of counting sheep, I curl up in one of the folds of His robe and rest easy in the comfort of His presence. Everything that has your mind tied up in worry seems to disappear and the hope of a new day waits upon the dawn as you focus on Him. Things that were once important, gently fade into the background when we honor the One who created it all and hide in His shelter. So, whatever is causing you stress and strife, lay it down and enter into the throne room for peace and rest.

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Isaiah 6:1

Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind! In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues. Psalms 31:19-20

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