The Room

The Room

Author: The Rev. Dr. David Bridges, Priest
July 21, 2021

Imagine finding a room in your home that you didn’t know existed. As you enter the room you notice that the floor is solid glass, glowing with pure white light. All the walls of the room are covered with bookshelves lined with books. There is a chair in the middle of the room, and the entire room is glowing with pure white light. The light does not blind you but brings you feelings of peace and comfort.

 You are confused how this room could have been in your home all along, and you never knew it. When you leave the room, you notice how your life outside the room appears somehow different; perhaps a bit duller than before. All you can think about is going back to that room, and you do. This time, you sit down in the chair.

 Your feet are flat on the floor, and your arms are resting comfortably on the arms of the chair, which is soft, with a tall back. Still bewildered, you ask aloud, “Why am I here?” Then, a comforting voice replies from the room, “You are here because I love you.” “Who are you?”, you ask. “I am your Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer”, the voice replies.

 “What is this room, and what are all these books?”, you ask. The voice replies, “This room is the inner space of your heart, where I find it best to meet people. These books contain all the wisdom of the universe and beyond.” “But, why have you chosen now to put this room here?” “This room has always been here; I put it in your heart when I created you. You discovered it when you finally took time to let me in to your busy life.”

Each time you leave the room, you get an ever-stronger feeling that your life will never be the same. Somehow, the things of this fleshly life seem so much less important. Loving relationships become more important to you.

Over time, the room becomes less startling and more comforting. In fact, you find yourself thinking about being in the room all the time. This is a sign that you are growing in Christ. Your life will never be the same.

When we spend focused time in worship, prayer, meditation, reading & studying Holy Scripture, and fellowshipping with spiritually-healthy Christians, we become more comfortable in the room. How much time we choose to spend there is our choice. I can promise you this; the more time you spend there, the more peaceful and productive your life will be.

If you suffer from fear, doubt, negativity, depression, anxiety, recurring difficulties in life, or any form of darkness, you need to find the room in your heart for Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. Your new life can start today. The voice in the light asks, “Why not join me in this special place in your heart?”

Blessings and Peace to You All,
Fr. David+


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