The one about the shadow

shadow penguin quit following meIt’s pretty sunny here in the UK and in the heat I am trying to walk in the shade as much as possible.

The Bible says that God is like our shadow (Psalm 121.5).

You can’t get rid of your shadow (unless you are Peter Pan anyway) and even on a cloudy day, your shadow is with you, it’s just not clearly visible.

God is always with us and we can’t shake him off.

Sometimes we feel his presence and are certain he is there but at other times we aren’t so aware that he is there.

No matter how we are feeling, it is good to know that God is with us and that we can trust, turn and talk with him in our everyday life.

God is with us, but we have the choice to engage with him and let him lead or to ignore him. Which do we mostly choose and why?

‘Big Shadow, little boy’ by Richard Sargent. You can buy a print of this picture here

If you want to create a shadow of yourself when the sun has gone down then you will need a light source. The closer that the light source is to yourself, the bigger the shadow will be.

My prayer is that as we acknowledge and are led by God that people would see his presence as being something that is larger than us.

As people see good in us, I hope and pray that God is glorified.


About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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1 Response to The one about the shadow

  1. Pingback: I am being followed! | Honest about my faith

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