PSALM 123:1

I lift up my eyes to you, to

you whose throne is in


I pray every day even though my prayers are usually brief.  I find myself lifting my eyes to Heaven often.....

because I can't make it very long without reminding myself that "this world is not my home."

But when I arrived at the JFL football field (The Field of Courage named in memory of Nick) on Saturday to receive a gracious gift for Nick's foundation, my heart kind-of stopped when I saw this lawn chair.  I had never in my life seen such a HUGE CHAIR!!sunday school  0022

As I thought about how impressive this chair was in the midst of all the "regular" chairs, I couldn't help but think of how UNIMAGINABLY IMPRESSIVE God's throne is going to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nick now lives in the presence of God's throne, the place to which I lift my eyes daily.  This time of year is so difficult for both Tim and me.  Grief has resurfaced in a painfully vivid way over the past few weeks as we approach the two-year anniversary of saying goodbye to our sweet, sweet boy.

God used a HUGE LAWN CHAIR to remind me, though, that there is a THRONE in Heaven beyond my wildest dreams,and one day I will kneel in front of this amazing throne offering all my praise and worship to Him who gives me the strength to live.

If man can create a chair that surpasses all other chairs of its kind, can we even try to visualize what God has prepared for us in eternity?!?!

I don't think so!

I lift my eyes to His throne with a whole new feeling of awe and wonder....

thanks to an over-sized lawn chair on an elementary school football field sideline.

Thank you, Lord, for speaking through everyday things and forgive for the many times I do not hear you speaking,


Blogger Jennifer said...

That is one huge chair - and I am so grateful to serve such an awesome God! Love how God brought you comfort from a sideline chair:)

Blogger Sheryl said...

as i read this i am audibly speaking out loud! i cannot help myself. when i read the words that nick is in the presence of God's throne, it took my breath away. literally.

i cannot even imagine what you are feeling. i love you and i thank you for sharing your boy with me.

Blogger Melanie said...

Oh, this is very good. I have thought of you knowing that 2 years was near.
Love you so much.

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