On cold winter days, it is not uncommon to find my cat, Tabby, sitting atop the floor register hogging the heat. In peaceful contentment, she slumbers while soaking up the warm air rising through the vent.
As a child, I did the same. On especially cold mornings, I squatted over the top of the heat register in the bathroom and tucked my flannel gown under my hands and feet. Then, as the furnace kicked on, the heat would rise, filling the inside of my gown and bringing warmth to my chilled body. I remember sitting there for several minutes as the furnace came on again and again. I never seemed to get enough of its warm air. My body longed for the soothing comfort it provided.
God’s Word has a similar effect. When we’re going through cold spells in life, the warmth of God’s Word soothes our chilled souls. As we soak it up, comfort and peace spread from the top of our heads to the tip of our toes and all extremities in between. We are enticed to return again and again to bask in His Word until tranquility and peace prevail.
Lately, I can’t seem to get enough of God’s warming wisdom. I long for the comfort His Word provides. Maybe you feel the same. Perhaps there's a chill invading your soul. Contentment seems to have evaded you. You’re tempted to “hog the heat” because the comfort you long for seems unquenchable.
When the warmth of God’s Word is discovered, it brings tranquility and peace. It seeps into our weary souls and infuses our hearts. When we seek God's Word, we discover the contentment we crave tucked deep inside the warmth of His wisdom.
So, crank up the heat and let your morning begin. Take the chill off your soul. Relax in God’s Word. Soak contentedly in its never-ending warmth. Then step into your day refreshed and wrapped in His love.
Used by permission Spun by The Potter, February 2015
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