The chair is one of the most under appreciated things in the world.
Think about your day.
Soon after you wake up you are sitting on one eating breakfast.
If you are like many workers around the world, you are commuting to work on the chair of a bus, a train or your car.
Many of us need chairs to do our jobs at work.
If someone tried to add up all the different times they used chairs in their lives they would probably give up, once it dawned on them that even their bathroom holds a chair.
When I was a senior in high school I had a strange experience that involved my younger cousin Billy.
Billy was in the tenth grade and he happened to be in the cafeteria.
I had just finished my lunch and was socializing with a friend at a table.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw a cafeteria chair fly through the air.
My cousin Billy backed away as the chair just missed hitting him.
The look on his face was not good.
As I looked to the right I saw a young man, whose name I do not recall, grab a second chair, pick it up and hurl it as hard as he could toward Billy again.
Clearly he was trying to hurt him.
I do not remember my feet touching the floor as I ran toward the perpetrator.
I had a split second to decide; I punched him across the cheek but he did not go down.
He started fighting back and just a few seconds later two of my close friends, “Bass” and “Goose’ tackled the boy and we held him down until a teacher dragged him to Mr. Diamond’s office, the Vice Principal.
Although the kid knocked my glasses off when he hit me back, I really did not get hurt and I am pretty certain I got the best of him.
He was expelled and I ended up with a day or two of near rock-star status at school.
The best thing of all was the hug that Billy’s father gave me the next time I saw him.
My Uncle Joe was in tears as he thanked me for standing up for the family, just as his cousin, my dad would have done when they were kids.
Dad was always the big guy in the neighborhood in the 1930’s who would not tolerate bullies.
Thankfully we have a God who sits on a Throne in heaven who also assumes the same posture when it comes to protecting us.
From that Throne He administers justice and sends angels to help.
He does not need to rise from that chair, as the chair is a symbol of His power.
Those who try to abuse power by pushing their weight around against God’s chosen ones, as if their chairs have equal power, will soon find they are vastly outnumbered and underpowered.
Thank you Lord for your glorious Throne.
It is a chair that will never be moved.