Depends on the Shadow

In my translation, “shelter” is “shadow”, hence the title. Seems to me that shadow is the harder word to use, since we usually associate shadow with darkness and evil. But remember when these psalms were written. A shadow is a great deal different in a hot Mediterranean culture like Israel than it is in a cold Northern American culture in winter. To be in the shadow was a relief and a comfort from the noonday sun. To be in the Almighty’s shadow was both comfort and protection, a perfect place to be.

In whose shadow are you standing today? Are you standing in the shadow of a parent? A mentor? A teacher? A best friend? There’s no shame here. Each of these can be a good place to be. But if they are not standing in the Lord’s shadow, you may need to move.

Something to think about on this Monday.

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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