The Board Room

In a large elegantly appointed corporate board room high in an office tower in the city, a group of powerful men and women are gathered around a massive oval conference table.

These men and women are there because of their skill, ability, and performance. They are the executives and managers of a powerful company. The CEO, seated at the head of the table, is a man of obvious power and authority and his very countenance radiates dignity, authority and energy. Reports are given, presentations are made and it is the aim of each presenter to please and impress the man at the head of the table.

The door opens and heads turn, mildly irritated at the interruption, as a child enters the room clutching a scrap of paper in his hand. The child begins to walk behind the chairs toward the head of the table. The CEO sees the child and stops speaking. His features noticeably soften and a smile touches his lips as the child approaches him.

“Look Daddy! Look what I made!”

The executive reaches out, lifts the child to his lap and says, “That’s great!.. I’m proud of you!”

Then the child says, “Daddy, my shoe’s untied. Will you do it for me?”

The executive turns to the men and women at the table and says, “Just a minute while I tie his shoe.”

You are that child…

When you come to God in prayer and praise, You are that child…

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)

About Jim Stephens

I am a Christ-follower, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. I’ve been a pastor, church-planter, missionary, mechanic, and business owner. My life is a journey of faith and discovery and I love the season of life I find myself in.

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