Friday, September 14, 2012

At the Father's Feet by Pastor Paul

If you or I attempted to enter the Oval Office it would not go well!  The Secret Service would grab us or shoot us.  One way or another, we would be leaving quickly!  This picture of John John playing at the feet of his father tells a different story.  Imagine John John running all over the White House!  Can you imagine the Secret Service smiling and watching as the little boy in pajamas climbed over and under everything in sight?

Look at the smile on the Presidents face.  I suspect he is aware of the photographer about to make history.  He understands the glorious complexity of the moment.  The most powerful man in the world is working at the most prestigious desk in America while a little boy plays at his feet.
I doubt if John John was even aware of the moment.  He was just playing at the feet of his father.  He was doing what nobody else in the world could have done at that moment.  Why?  Because he was the fathers son, and that made all of the difference!
Listen to the words of Hebrews 4:14-16 (NLT) and marvel at the invitation we have been given!

14 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven,
Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe.
15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses,
for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.
16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.
There we will receive his mercy,
and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Because of the Blood of Jesus Christ we can call God our Father and enter His Heavenly Oval Office.  Just like John John we can come to Abba Father in our Pajamas and receive mercy and grace for all our needs.  We can play at His feet, and our coming will make Him smile!  WOW...

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