Monday, October 2, 2017

The Shadow of the Almighty

By Andrea Merrell

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91:1 NLT

“You’re a scaredy cat … afraid of your own shadow!”

As a child who was a bit timid and shy, I heard this a lot and spent much of my time dealing with fear. But most of the things I was afraid of were not real. They were vain imaginations. Shadows.

Funny thing about shadows, they’re only images with no substance. They’re created by some type of light. No light, no shadow. The more light, the less shadow. When light completely dispels the darkness, shadows disappear.

The psalmist said that when we “dwell in the secret place of the Most High,” we will “abide (live, dwell, reside) under the shadow of the Almighty.” Now there’s a shadow with substance. But how can that be?

The psalmist goes on to say that God is our refuge and fortress. He is our shield and buckler. He is our dwelling place. He will give His angels charge over us and keep us in all our ways.

When living under the shadow of the Almighty, I never have to fear ... and neither do you.

(Photo courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net/Suriya Kankliang.)

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