Moving from reconnecting into reflection on Friday night, Lynette drew attention to a wooden figurine of a woman in a humble position. “I want you to think about what she symbolizes. What do you need to lay down to be here this weekend? If you were in her position, what would you be laying down? How would it feel to be her?”
She then read from Isaiah 43:
1 But now, this is what the LORD says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”
After some silent minutes, Phyllis led in prayer. “Father, like the woman on the table, we come before you with a posture of obedience and submission. We have received from Your hand joy and sorrow. We have not received either of those in perfection and we ask your forgiveness for that. We are your servants. Help us to think about you and remember that from you come our strength and our grace. Thank you for being our God.”
What do we/should we/can we/must we lay down before Him, right now?