“This is what the Lord says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the Lord. “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.” (Reference: Isaiah 66:1-2 )
If I had read ahead just a little bit I would have waited until today to do my image posting. And I would consider doing another one, but they are sort of challenging to put together. But you can image it, can you not beloved? The earth as a blue marble with white stippling and “Divine feet” resting on the world at the foot of a throne with only the Divine legs and lap in view. An imaginative, but typical picture. God created the heavens and the earth, and so it makes sense that God-self would need all that vastness to repose.
God also made us – but not necessarily “humble and contrite in spirit” trembling at God’s word. No, free human will can divert us from what God desires. We must bring our selves back. Leonhard Schiemer wrote “Those who become aware of the light[meaning I think beloved God] work unsparingly to resist sin, they pray, often listen to sermons, read a lot, and ask many questions with an honest heart. Although sin is their enemy they are not able to resist it in their own strength and are often overcome by the flesh. But they repent immediately, are sorry for it, and submit themselves humbly to God. To these God gives grace and more grace.” And if earth is indeed God’s footstool, we are at God’s feet which is right and good.
May you beloved chose to have a humble and contrite spirit that drinks in God’s words and guidance, trembling at the presence of the Lord. Selah!