· The seat for a guest yet to visit?
· The result of a day’s hard work of folding, sorting and finishing the laundry?
· You like the chair but you’re just not sure where it fits in your design?
· A family heirloom no one sits in – a simple reminder of a loved one past?
· An opportunity to rest, untaken?
· A representation of your life…empty?
It doesn’t matter who we are or where we live, there is almost always an empty chair in our midst. At the doctor’s office, I’ve noticed there seems to be “one” chair that remains open the entire time I wait. Why? I don’t have a definite answer to this yet I have a theory. The empty chair represents an opportunity for something better to come. We save that one seat for our special guest…who are you saving your seat for?
If you related with the chair as a representation of the emptiness in your own life – Jesus is the comfort, peace, strength, hope, and assurance you need. He is ever so faithful and gave His life for your sins, and mine. Clear the cobwebs from the chair and freshen the quilt thrown on the back and invite Jesus to sit with you as you welcome Him into your heart and life. You’ll never be the same…and the chair won’t be a symbol of emptiness anymore but one of hope for the special guest you’ve been searching and longing for. In my book, Where’s Heidi: The Search Begins ~ I share the hope and healing I found through my relationship with Jesus. Instead of pain, sorrow and grief as my driving force – I have Jesus.
What does the empty chair in your house represent?