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    Reflection: The Chair

    By Christine Pitts

    contemporary-office-chairsIt was a dark evening, the street lights weren’t giving out much light,
    everywhere was quiet and still, no one was out and about,
    everyone was at home relaxing after the busyness of the day –
    but – there in the middle of the pavement all alone,
    lost, abandoned, forlorn, sad, worthless and forgotten,
    stood a small blue swivel typist chair;
    on his seat was pinned a note: “free to a good home”.

    The chair stood there wondering if anyone would ever love him again,
    would he ever feel useful again, or would he end up on the rubbish heap?
    Despite being so small he was still in good condition, still comfortable to sit on.
    He waited, and waited, the occasional person walked by but never even glanced at him.
    He felt so sad, a little tear started to come in his eye.
    Even though he was a free gift no one seemed to want him, he felt worthless.

    Suddenly a very small lady walked by, then turned round and walked back.
    She looked at him, examined every part of him, sat on him, read the note again.
    A smile came across her face, he was just the right size, exactly what she’d been looking for!
    Picking him up she excitedly carried him off down the street.

    Arriving at home she brushed him and stroked him until he was shining and bright.
    He felt good and happy and useful again. Someone loved him!

    At her desk the lady sat herself down comfortably and started typing.
    Everyday she worked on her computer, and every day she smiled happily.
    Eventually she finished her work which became a best selling book.
    Thanks to the little abandoned chair she had been comfortable enough to finish her great work.

    How many people feel abandoned and worthless just like the little blue chair?
    How many people expect to end up on the rubbish heap because no one loves them?
    Is it too difficult to give a little smile, a word of encouragement,
    or pass the time of day with someone who is sad and lonely?

    Is it too difficult to share the love of Jesus with them?
    Jesus loves everyone whoever they are.
    His love is a free gift to all who will accept him.
    With him we will never feel alone or worthless
    because in his sight each one of us is special and precious,
    we are each so priceless that Jesus died for us to save us!

    View previous Reflection articles

    Happiness
    The New Age of Martyrs

    A God of Second Chances
    Acceptance & Rejection
    New Lights
    New Things
    More Thoughts on Christmas
    Thoughts on Christmas

    The Vastness of Creation

    Unexpected Treasure

    Life’s Challenges
    Home is where the Heart is
    Beyond Fear to Exhiliarating Trust
    Friends
    Sticks and Stones
    Beauty in the Chaos
    God and Creation
    Perfect Timing
    The Lord is near
    Having fun and taking new steps with our friends
    A friend who stands where we stand, and weeps with us
    Remain in Me

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