Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday's Meditation--Lesson of the Rocking Chair

I received this farmhouse rocking chair from my mother-in-law.  She said that her father, a farmer with a gift of wood-working, had made it. So it is well over a hundred years old. It is oak, its seat has springs and horse hair stuffing.  I recovered the seat over the original material that was tattered and torn.  The arms have been repaired with screws, but it is sturdy. Many times I rocked my youngest baby in this chair.  This old farmhouse rocker is a valued treasure.
I asked myself, could this rocking chair teach me a lesson and decided that worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere. But we love to hold on to it.

Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (NLT)


  1. We do indeed get "comfortable" in our worries and hang on to them. It is so hard to totally let go, but we keep trying.

    Loved the look at your rocker. I have an old one from my great-grandmother that's put away now because it's become fragile, but I put a lot of miles on it rocking my babies. It's nice to feel connected to those who went before us.

  2. What a wonderful old piece. I have an old rocking chair that belonged to my father and it is one of my favorite possessions. I just passed it along to my son for their upcoming baby! xo Diana

  3. A treasure indeed, a useful gift, from one generation to another.

    Blessings and have a wonderful day.

  4. Love your old antique and love the way you made the connection to the Bible verse!

  5. I have 2 rockers that are similar to this one that were my grandmothers that are also over 100 years old. I had one of them refinished 20 years ago and the old man doing the work said it was worth $450.00 clear back then. But to me they are priceless.