Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Feet of Jesus

I pivoted on my heels, turning to the refrigerator to gather food for bedtime snacks, careful not to upset Benjamin who was camped out at my ankles. The routine was the same as many evenings past, but this night, he whimpered and reached. Brian, watching nearby, knelt down with extended arms, but Benjamin turned from him and continued to gaze up at me. Brian commented, "He would rather sit at your feet than accept a substitute!"

And a picture formed in my mind...

Should not I be as Benjamin? Accepting no substitutes. Waiting at the feet of Jesus, desperate for Him.

Gazing, yearning...

"I seek you with all my heart...my soul is consumed with longing." Psalm 119:10, 20



  1. Wow Kristen... this left me breathless and crying out for Him!! What a simple illustration yet what a HUGE impact! Wonderful words.... I wonder if you could submit this too Faith LIfts or a really good womens community of bloggers so they could all get that amazing moment of WOW! Yes!!

    GREAT writing!

    God bless-

  2. Beautifully said. I always think about nursing infants and how they long for their mother's milk and how scripture says we are to long for the word the same way. Being around children really teaches you doesn't it? To come to him as children. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a wonderful thought! Thank you for that encouragement and challenge.

  4. I'm SO glad I stopped by...this was beautiful!

  5. Yes that is a beautiful!! illustration of how we should be.
    God bless you for seeing that.

    At his feet ,

  6. This is a beautfiul word picture. I do want to cling to His feet.


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