Jesus Pillow

February 11, 2014
by Rosemary Hagedorn

It was a beautiful sunny day. The sun's rays were piercing through the front window of my living room. Instead of the usual routine of grabbing my lunch and going into my computer room, I decided to sit in my favourite recliner, put my feet up, and slowly eat my lunch. The rays from the sun warmed my face, and I thoroughly enjoyed my rest.

As I glanced around my living room, I looked at my sofa and the pillows that were strewn here and there; usually they are placed in an orderly manner. As I looked at this certain pillow, I had to blink twice. A face appeared — it was the face of Jesus.

Why at that precise moment would I look over towards the sofa? The pillow would have had to have been arranged just so in order that the creases in the material would somehow create the face of Jesus. Why did I choose to sit down in my recliner on that very day instead of sitting in front of my computer? You could chalk it up to all sorts of reasons, but I like to take it as a little message of love from God.

I believe that we all have those special moments that are gifts from our heavenly Father if we take the time to sit and relax and be still. Have you ever sat on a bench down by the water and watched the sun set or really looked at a snowflake? Have you ever looked into the heavens on a clear night and beheld the majesty of the expanse of stars? I believe that God the Creator grants us these minuscule events just to let us know that we are not alone.

Psalm 8:4 – What are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? (NRSV)

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. (NRSV)

Prayer: Loving God, You care about each and every one of us. You grant us special days and moments to let us know that You are with us in all things. You reveal Yourself in many different ways and in many different situations. Thank You for those special moments with You. Amen.

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Rosemary Hagedorn <rosyhagedorn@gmail.com>
Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thank you, Rosemary.


    Thanks for the reminder Rosemary.


    aahh… I feel better already. Lovely message and visuals.


    Thank you Rosemary. I have forwarded your loving message to a number of my friends. Blessings.


    Dear Rosemary,
    Thank you for passing on to us your “special moments” of gifts from God, especially the moment with the face of Jesus.
    Keep writing.


    Thank you for the reminder, Rosemary.
    You are right. As I grow older I am more aware of these special moments when His presence shows in so many little ways.
    Blessings.


    Hello Rosemary:
    “Have you ever sat on a bench down by the water and watched the sun set or really looked at a snowflake? Have you ever looked into the heavens on a clear night and beheld the majesty of the expanse of stars?”
    Isn’t it a shame that so few people do this? If the world could simply relax we’d be more in tune with our heavenly father. But who can relax when they’re watching shoot-em-up programs on TV?


    A beautiful and touching devotional Rosy. I recently sold my cottage on an island where every August I sat out on a lawn chair with my sister and watched the stars streaking through the sky, or, on occasion, the green dancing northern. These glorious moments live on in my memory as gifts from God. I was at times breathless with the wonder of this gift our Creator gave us just as I am with a breath-taking sunset. We are so blessed.
    Blessings to you.


    Yes, I have had those moments. It almost takes your breath away. In this last year there has been much turmoil in our lives. We live in the Bible belt of B.C. so you would think — no problem. The last 10 months have been 2 steps forward and three back. About one month ago I went to a funeral for a 59 year old whose mother had been my grade three teacher. At the funeral it became very clear to me that a funeral is a celebration of life for person who went to be with the Lord and those left to mourn. He walks with us through it all — death is victory over this life to take us to a better place.
    We are thankful and praise God for this precious time.


    I only sat back saying wow!!!
    That must have been my experience too some time back.
    This took place some 8 years ago when I was in my parents room. The Crucifixion hanged on the wall and that day when I had the lights switched off, it shone soo bright like never before or probably I had just taken a critical look at it.
    I felt soo much guilt like never before and had a deeper meaning on Christ dying to save me as well as true repentance.
    Like you rightly said, each day we have encounters with the Lord but if only we will remain calm, quite and still.


    Dear Rosey,
    yep. Lucky you – or should I say blessed?
    At the beginning of the year I rushed down to see my parents to avoid a heavy storm front coming in on the radar. As I drove up the hill I saw the deep, dark rainy storm obscuring the view of anything underneath its hold. However, as I looked back to the fast moving front of the storm there was a full rainbow, which I understood was God’s way of saying to me: It’s ok kid. Now go. Which I did; and missed all the rain and storm.
    God’s blessings and reassurances can be found in the most unlikely of places.
    Thanks for sharing yours today.
    Blessings.


    Hello
    Rosemary! Another “food for thought”. Thank-you for sharing. I am presently on vacation and saw His beautiful sunrise over the waving ocean, and I too recalled to mind Psalm 8:3-on. What a wonderful life in Christ Jesus!!! Have a good day Rosemary, and God bless.

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