Monday, June 04, 2012
Today’s Topic: Footstools
Today’s Text: Isaiah 66:1 (NIV) This is what the LORD says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?
There’s one in the bathroom for the grandkids to use, and there are two of them in the pantry so that the grandkids can help in the kitchen. There’s another one in the laundry room. There’s one in the guest bedroom in front of the rocking chair. Finally, I think, there’s one in the living room where Denise sits and reads. Our house is filled with footstools.
Some are placed specifically to assist little children in accomplishing tasks. They raise the kids up to higher levels of functionality. Some are available to adults for the same purpose, like reaching the top shelves of kitchen cupboards. Still others are used primarily for rest and relaxation, lifting tired feet off the floor.
One thing is true of all footstools – they were designed and created to assist others by lifting them up. They never complain about the weight they must carry. They never argue with the user about how they are being used. They are kicked from one location to another so another task can be accomplished. They have cake batter and cookie dough spilled on them by less than careful grandkids that are learning to bake with grandma. They have dribbles of another kind on them from little boys being potty trained. They have absorbed the smell of stinky feet placed on them after a long day of work. Dirty, battered, and sometimes with covers that are wearing thin, they just keep doing what they were designed to do – lifting up others.
So, how are you doing today at lifting up your Designer and Creator? Or would you rather not be the footstool of the LORD God Almighty?