Oscar and I have a new game. One we’ve invented on our daily walk. We play with our shadows. It involves him standing in front of me so his shadow is hidden by mine. I say “where is Oscar?” and then I step away and Oscar’s shadow appears. Oscar points to his shadow and laughs, before ducking back into my shadow and the game begins again.
But as I have stood behind Oscar, letting my shadow cover his, I can’t help but think of how we can find rest and comfort in the shadow of God. For the game to work, Oscar had to be close to me so that my shadow could hide his. Close to God is where we will find rest. The best place to be.
“Those who live in the shelter of the most high will find rest in the shadow of the almighty.” (Psalm 91:1)