Thursday, April 9, 2015


In Psalm 27:1, we read: “The Lord is my light and my salvation;Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”

The night, dark and cloudy, provided little light from the heavens. One lone light-bulb at the neighbor’s back door provided a somewhat distorted light. The high concrete wall dividing the properties blurred reality creating an excellent job of concealment.

She was almost asleep when something, (maybe a noise?), caused her to open her eyes. Lifting herself up on her elbow, she saw it. The grotesque shadow as it slowly made it’s way towards her window. The shadow raised up as if to strike, then leaped.

Her intake of breath, ready to scream, gurgled into laughter at the sound of “Meow.” The neighbor’s cat slowly edged his way along the top of the wall, taking his own sweet time. A true creature of the night.

So many times in my life, I find myself concentrating on the shadows. Shadows which do not represent reality.  Shadows, while part of a real image, cause fear by magnification and distortion.

Then the Lord Jesus invited me to come out of the shadows. As I emerged from the shadowy world of half-truths, I found that the Lord is Light. His Light prevents the shadows from taking up permanent residence in my life. His Light shows the shadows for what they are...distortions of the truth. He is my salvation. I need not fear.

Kingdom Thinking. Now the Lord is my strength. He provides the light which can keep the shadows at bay. What about you? Do you have shadows in your life? The Lord Jesus, the Lord of Light, will shine His light into every corner, every dark place. He will dispel the shadows. He will never leave nor forsake you. Won’t you choose Him?