In His Shadow

Feb 19, 2014 006 In His Shadow 3 
 
Recently I watched a cute video on Facebook. The video showed several toddlers in the process of discovering their shadows. Some of the toddlers were fascinated, some were intimidated. But they all went through the motions of trying to detach themselves from their shadows.
 
Visible in one of the clips was the shadow of the parent who was taping his child. The parent reassured his child, “I’m right here,” he coaxed. “See, Daddy’s shadow is right here too.” 
 
Watching the video, I was reminded of Psalm 91 where we are told, “He who dwells in the secret place (shelter) of the Most High, will abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
 
In the context of Psalm 91,  it occurs to me that if I am under God’s shadow, it means He is right there! God’s shadow cannot detach itself from the presence of God, so if His shadow is there, so is He.  Just like that toddler’s father said, “I’m right here. See, Daddy’s shadow is here too.” So my loving Heavenly Father says to me, “I’m right here, see my shadow?”
 
I love the way my Heavenly Father talks to me. I love the way He reveals Himself to me through daily day events that suddenly become more. They become a conversation between us, causing me to know and appreciate Him in a new way. I have come to expect  those encounters as a normal part of my walk with Him. So can you.
 
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things pertaining to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him. (II Peter 1:2-4)
 
Be still and know Him…
 
©Sharon E. Coleman  2014

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