This would be my dream office. For writing. White bookcases to the ceiling filled with some of my favorite books. Complete with a rolling library ladder. I absolutely love rolling library ladders! ♡
Instead, the reality of my office is my smartphone in right hand, a cup of coffee beside me on the night stand and lying in bed typing away with my left index finger.
A girl can dream can’t she? 🙂
I am 5’2″. Not exactly tall. Something about a tall shelf with a tall ladder to climb is almost magical to me. Kind of like Jack and the beanstalk from our childhood years.
I would keep the best books on top. My bible. My favorites. The classics. It would make me feel like I was ascending a stairway to heaven to climb it.
Speaking of dreams and ladders, do you know the tale of Jacob’s ladder?
10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
13 And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.
17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
21 So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God:
22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
The perfect ladder that bridges heaven to earth is Jesus Christ. Jesus refers to himself as this ladder in John 1:51: “And He said to him, ‘Truly, truly I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.'”
I encourage each of you to keep dreaming. Keep ascending towards heaven with your goals and plans. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Let’s all join together doing what we do best and meet at the top of that ladder.
Love and laughter,