K is for Kneeling
The definition of kneeling in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is:
to bend the knee
fall or rest on the knees
Examples of kneeling:
She was kneeling on the floor beside her child.
He was kneeling in front of the altar and praying.
I automatically think of praying when I think of kneeling. We can pray from any position sitting, standing, driving, but there is just something about kneeling in prayer. It tends to put us in an attitude of humility. I tend to feel closer to God when I am kneeling in prayer especially at an altar.
There was an incident years ago when one of the boys in my youth group had went hunting and got lost in the woods. The call went out that we all needed to pray, his dad along with others were searching for him. My heart was so heavy, I felt like I needed to go up to the church to pray. And I did, kneeling at the altar I cried my eyes out to our Lord. After several minutes, I felt as if someone put their arm on my shoulder and said, ‘he is safe, he has been found.’ I quickly looked up to see who was there, but there was no one. I thanked the Lord for His assurance that he had been found. About five minutes later I was on my way home and I called his mom, to assure her he was okay. She said, ‘Nel, they found him about 10 minutes ago, I was just going to call you. Did someone call you?’ I laughed and said ‘Praise The Lord! No, there were no calls but the Man upstairs let me know at the same time he was found.’
Isn’t God amazing!
‘O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.’ Psalm 95:6
‘Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.’ Daniel 6:10
‘For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.’ Romans 14:11