A while ago I posted a script I had written entitled "A Mile in Her Shoes." It was a for a ladies meeting at my church. I struggled for a while with the idea of relating different women in the Bible with what shoe they would wear and why. I prayed and studied and finally came up with the script you can read in the archive!
Anyway, for the last few days I have been thinking about one of those faithful ladies and her shoes. It is Mary and her slippers. You see when my Grandma went to be with Jesus in October my Aunt Theresa gave me a pair of slippers that were my Grandma's. Not a pair she had worn, but they came in a pack of three, and these were ones that hadn't been used. They are blue fuzzy house slippers with a little tread on the bottom. I love them. Everytime I wear them, which is quite frequently because my feet are always cold, I think of my Grandma. She was such a blessing to me. Even now I struggle with not being able to pick up the phone and call her.
My Grandma was the kind of person you called about everything and would give you advice about everything (even if you didn't want it!!) I can still hear her telling me to "Plead the blood" when I pray, or to "lay hands" on whatever it was...including my van before I drove to Michigan! She encouraged me to pray and to sing and to "feed those babies." She taught me how to make home-made noodles and the best sugar cookies IN THE WORLD!
There was something I didn't know about my Grandma until the funeral...how much she read her Bible. I knew she probably did. I knew she prayed. I heard her pray. She was a great lady of prayer. And now that I think about it I guess I should have known how much time she spent at the feet of Jesus. She always had her Bible near and could quote many scriptures. She, in her fuzzy slippers, spent many hours at the feet of Jesus.
Like Mary, my Grandmother knew the importance of stopping and learning about our Savior. She understood the value of praying. And like her she did that which was needful. I hope that one day when Danenn or her children look through my things they will say, "Mom spent so much time at the feet of Jesus."