Recently I had the blessing and joy of assembling an easy chair in the nursery of my Grandson who will make his appearance this summer. While looking at it I couldn’t help but think about the wonderful times he will have with his Mom and Dad in that chair—reading, playing, napping, and just resting after a fun day in the park. I also thought about the tough times that will be spent in that chair—colds, sleepless nights, teething, and just plain bad moods. Despite the circumstance, I know that chair will be a location where this child will bond with his parents and they with him—he will grow to trust them and know that he is loved.
Of course, there will be that day that all parents must deal with when you hear something like “Mom, I’m too old to sit in that chair with you.” Or “Dad, not in front of my friends.” I am 55 years into this journey and would physically crush my dear Mom if I should sit on her lap; I would love to sit in my Dad’s lap just one more time, but he is dancing with angels. But I can go to the lap of my Heavenly Father just by asking!
Revelation 3:21 reminds me of where I long to sit someday, for eternity, “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” The “I” is Jesus Christ—His victory was on the cross and the empty grave. “To the one” is you and me if we trust Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior and that gives us the “right” to be in the presence of the Father on His throne.
I found handing my life over to Jesus pretty easy; I have found living my life for Jesus pretty challenging. Satan does not like me being obedient to the Lord. He puts roadblocks in my path constantly and unfortunately in my human nature I fall for them. But, I can go to the “chair”, sit on my Father’s lap and overcome anything placed in my path.