A Sacred Chair
Posted on December 17, 2019 by Catey Stover in Victory Call
Located in the corner of the Family Room at America’s Keswick is a small wooden chair. You may have been coming here for years and never noticed it. At first glance, there is nothing special about this old chair. In fact, you would probably choose to sit in one of our newer plush chairs. Placed right above it, there is a simple picture frame.
The writing in this frame has a small paragraph that tells the story of how Keswick’s founder Williams Raws fell to his knees and cried out to God to save him as he knelt over the chair. The last line of this proclamation is the most powerful. It reads: “The miracle that began at this chair has resulted in thousands of other miracles.”
This past September I was hired as a full-time staff member in the guest services department. I am currently the youngest member of our staff, and there have been many times over the past three months where I have felt unqualified to be serving at such an amazing place. The amount of wisdom, experience, and spiritual maturity my coworkers exude is inspiring. Yet, there are still times I feel like the small, simple chair in the corner of the family room. Have you ever been in a similar situation?
The Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 8:28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
I am reminded that, just like the chair, it is not about me. It is about what God is doing through me. Did Paul feel qualified to preach the gospel to cities he had never been before? Did Moses feel qualified to lead the Israelites out of captivity? Did Esther feel qualified to stand up to a king to save her people? Honestly, I have no idea what they thought, but what I do know is that they all allowed God to work in and through them.
Just as Romans says, I know that God has a good plan for me and that plan brought me to Keswick. In that truth alone, I am confident that God has given me the qualifications and skills to serve others exactly where I am.
God has a plan for you too.
Are you ready for it?
Written by Kori Warren: Kori Warren serves as a Guest Services Representative and recent graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick with a BA in Planning and Public Policy. She is passionate about serving the Lord showing His love the people around her.
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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.