Story of the day:  Chair of life

     I got to thinking about chairs this past weekend.  I saw many types of chairs being used.  Some had a hard surface, yet offered great back support, while others were too soft, yet made for a great sleeping chair.  Each to his own, chairs were designed and serve an important purpose.  They play host to pockets and are the life of any event.  There are a variety of chairs out there but one particular chair has me very interested.  This chair is used more often than a regular dinner table chair and it can be easily taken anywhere.  Unlike it’s counterpart, this chair has it’s own tent and is easily folded for on the go movement.  This chair that I am talking about is the famous folding chair or deck chair. 

     In one of Charles Schulz’s famous “Peanuts” cartoons, Lucy is philosophizing about said chairs and Charlie is listening.

     “Charlie Brown,” she begins, “life is a lot like a deck chair.  Some place it to see where they’ve been.  And some so they can see where they are at the present.”

     Charlie sighs, “I can’t even get mine unfolded.”

     There is a lot that can be said from this little scenario.  Chairs are a great representation a life that has been lived.   Has your life become like a chair that is sitting in a corner collecting dust where it is not being used for the purpose for which it was designed?  Is your chair like Charlie Brown’s where you can’t even get it unfolded and working properly?  Is your chair missing legs or other means which can offer support and rest? 

     Whether you are a dinner chair, a really soft chair, or a folding chair and may be out of circulation, I want to encourage you to take off those cob webs that have accumulated, fix the support, and get it back into circulation.  After all, a chair is a great representation of the life in which it touches.  

Quote of the day:  Henry David Thoreau

“Most men in this world live out their lives in quiet desperation.”

Bible verse of the day:  Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”


Dear Heavenly Father,

There are many chairs (lives) out there that each, in uniqueness, represent Your children.  I am so thankful for my life.  I lift my voice in worship and in praise to You my Living Father, that it may bring honor and glory to Your name.  I thank You for this blessed day and for the safe travel that You provided.

In Jesus Name I pray,



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