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.Β  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)

12 thoughts on “Shadow

  1. Love this Pip – What a beautiful picture of that scripture ! – Really brings it alive πŸ’•πŸ’•

  2. Pips what very a blessed little boy Oscar is to have you as his Mother. Such a great everyday picture of God sheltering me in the shadow of his wings. Aunty FayeπŸ’•πŸ’•

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Philippa, what a beautiful photo, thought and reminder….for a time, such as this. Bless you. Judy

  4. Dear Philippa, I am loving your sharing of the last few days since coronavirus filled our television sets and our very lives. It can so easily take hold of us & fill us with scary, negative thoughts. But thankyou for your words that remind us that when we live in the shadow of our heavenly Father we are filled with joy as little Oscar is when he plays the shadow game with you, and are kept safe. I now have a beautiful picture of Oscar hiding in your shadow and me hiding in God’s shadow, to carry me through these days. Love Barb xx

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