I am still knee deep in the study of Esther by Beth Moore. And last night as I read the study guide/notes, I couldn't help but get chills. Beth had started this day's notes out with a commentary on the death of her friend, Lee Sizemore (who, by the way was the innovator of "video-driven" Bible studies--good idea, Lee!). Lee had been wheelchair bound for over twenty years, and Beth had imagined that upon his death he had taken his first steps in years and sprinted to the throne of our Lord. She writes, "at the thought, I recalled an email I received from him a few years ago. He and his wonderful wife, Myrna, were going through the Daniel series and were perched in front of session 7. Lee wrote, 'You just read Daniel 7:9.'
As I looked, 'thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire and its wheels were all ablaze." Daniel 7:9
Beth continues, "You might want to read those last five words again. Captivated by them, my friend Lee continued, 'I had no idea God's throne is the holiest of wheelchairs!'"
I had to wipe the tears from my eyes as I read this story . . .