For some, the picture in their mind this past Sunday (7/26/09) of sitting in the chair and letting Jesus wash their feet was powerfully intimate and deeply healing.
I suggest that you revisit that place for a few moments this week. When you have a half hour or so to yourself, get yourself to a quiet spot, sit down in a comfortable chair, close your eyes for a few moments, and picture yourself again in the chair, with Jesus kneeling at your feet, a water jug in one hand, His towel in the other.
Listen again as Jesus tells you that He knows all about you, everything, and still He loves you, and He’s going to the cross in your place so you can be forgiven, redeemed, restored.
Let that truth of God’s Word sink in to the very core of your being. Beyond your intellectual comprehension of the words to the deeper level of your soul. You might want to meditate on Romans 5:8 for a few minutes, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
And then, in the quiet of your time alone with Jesus, tell Him what you think about His acceptance of you — just the way that you are. With all your past. With all your dreams. With all your questions or fears. Spend a few minutes telling Jesus what you think about His unconditional love for you. Does a song come to mind that you want to sing to Him? Maybe you can write a note or two in your journal and capture those thoughts.
Enjoy some time alone with Jesus in your chair…
Resting in Him,