What is a shadow?
The dictionary defines the word as “an area that is not or is only partially irradiated or illuminated because of the interception of radiation by an opaque object between the area and the source of radiation; the rough image cast by an object blocking rays of illumination.” In today’s world, “shadow” often means an imperfect imitation or copy.
So, are shadows good or bad?
Shadows can be distracting, causing us to focus on the wrong thing. Aesop said, “Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” Quite an insightful remark, I must say. We don’t see the substance because something is blocking the source of light. Shadows are an imperfect imitation of what really is.
Yet however imperfect they may be, shadows are still an announcement of what is. They serve as bait for the real thing; they remind us that our back is turned to the sun.
The Scriptures say that THE LORD GOD IS A SUN AND A SHIELD.(Psalm 84:11) As we turn toward Him, the Sun, we will see clearly, and all shadows will disappear. So let’s turn around, and enjoy the Son!
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