I walk into the relaxation room in Westin’s spa and it’s empty. Calming music, comfy chairs, plush towels and the Jacuzzi await my arrival. I drop my bag on the nearest chair and head for the hot tub. I slide in the water and aaahhh…the jets massage my back and I feel so relaxed and peaceful. But after a couple minutes something is niggling at the back of my brain.
And then it hits me. I sit up in the water and open my eyes.
The Lord, who made EVERYTHING and amazingly calls me His daughter, offers me peace through Jesus when I enter His presence. But how often have I slowed down lately and entered in? Why so much of the time am I leaving the “room” empty, like this spa room? Just like this beautiful room was waiting for me He is always waiting for me—for us—to come to Him. So why don’t I?
How sad that I rush around acting like I have to hold every plate in the air instead of coming to be with the Lord. And remembering that He—the Lord of the universe, Hope of the world!—is the one holding up all the plates. Every single one.
“Lord, forgive me and help me, “ I pray.
Knowing that He does I let breath deep and lay back in the water letting the jets massage my back. Thank you Lord that I can relax in Your peace.