Jacob’s Ladder: The ThroneOct 10th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Editorials, Front Page
The clock above the mantel beats perfect time in sync with the pendulum that swings back and forth. Tick-tock. Tick-tock.
I sit in a rocking chair whose upholstery is faded and worn with the years. My restless five-year-old eyes look from the clock to where she is kneeling on the floor in the middle of the living room, her hands are folded together as she prays. The chair that she sits in has become the throne of God as she lifts her prayers to Him.
Although she is getting older, and is widowed and blind, she loves God. She is thankful to Him for everything that He has given her, meager though it may be.
My great aunt, Laura Sealey, died over 35 years ago, but the prayers that she prayed back when I was a child and grew into my early teens, are still being answered today. I wonder how many of those prayers she prayed for me.
I wish that I had the peace and serenity that she had and the ability to cope with life that she had. She put her whole trust into the Lord. Shouldn’t we all be like her and enter into the presence of God and kneel at His throne, even if an old easy chair represents His throne for a moment?
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