The sight of soft lights.
The sound of soothing waterfalls.
The smell of lavender lotion.
The taste of cucumber water.
The feel of tranquil, relaxation.

I recently experienced my first all-day spa experience.  I had a massage early in the morning and then enjoyed the amenities for the remainder of the day.  I didn’t know what to expect or even what was included in a day spa.

But let me tell you….it was like a little heaven on earth.  Quiet.  Peaceful. Lounge chairs everywhere to rest by the relaxation pool that included an indoor waterfall.  Hot tubs on each floor.  Sauna.  Steaming room.  Water and healthy snacks at every turn.  All while being clothed in this soft, white, comfy robe.

As I relaxed and enjoyed my day, I started thinking about how all of this reminded me of Jesus.  He clothes us in His robe of white.  He wraps His arms around us to make us feel safe and secure.

His life is living water and He continues to offer it at every corner.  He wants us to come to His table to refresh and partake in the elements that are reminder of all He has done for us.

Even though the spa was quiet, there were always employees checking to make sure you were doing well.  Just like Jesus, He is with us, quiet and peaceful, allowing us to have free will to do our own thing but there to remind us that His ways are better; they are the only way.

This spa is designed to rest and relax.  In today’s crazy world, we need more of that.  Jesus says, “come to me and I will give you rest.”  We must find ways to relax and allow His Spirit to rest in us.

At the end of the day, I was so refreshed and ready for a new day.

That’s how spending the day with Jesus feels.  Rest.  Renewed.  Revived.   Regenerated.

Even though I would love daily massage treatments, I realized what I really want is a spa day with Jesus every day.  Quiet time.  Rest.  And clothed in a robe of white love.