So, you probably already know, I do everything from typing to building websites on my iPad….WITH MY FEET. This morning, my granddaughter Jade, jumped up in my lap to sit with me (aka ‘Pops’). I’m scrolling through a bunch of pictures Margie took of her, pausing when she likes one, all with my feet. After a while, she puts HER FEET out and begins scrolling and pausing perfectly, just like me. She didn’t ask “why” I used my feet or “how” I came up with the idea of using my feet. She didn’t even ask me “how” to do it. She just did it.
ALL THE SUDDEN, it hit me, and even brought me to tears. Jade was sitting in her Grandfather’s lap enjoying the comfort, the security, the peace, and even the view. She was sitting in her Grandfather’s lap as HE showed her what she really looks like, who she is, and how wonderful she is. No complaining, no to-do list, and no agenda; just sitting in the presence of her Grandfather. Spiritually speaking, I would call that, THE SECRET PLACE. And what was the result? She became just like me, her Grandfather, doing what I was doing even though she had never done it before. The ONE AND ONLY THING she did was crawl up into her Grandfather’s lap. I am pretty sure you get what I’m saying.
When is the last time you did the ONE AND ONLY THING of crawling up into your Heavenly Father’s lap? You will love the results as He shows you who you are and as you do what only He can do.
“We saw it, we heard it, and now we’re telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ.” (1John 1:3 MSG)
(Picture taken from the rear-facing camera on my iPad as Jade was using her feet, just like her grandfather.)
Pastor Kevin Kinchen