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What’s in your shadow?

Early one beautiful and sunny January morning, my husband and I were taking our daughter to school. As we were returning home I noticed a reflection or shadow on a wooden fence in the alley. The sun was beaming down on a street sign and it made a cross on the fence. It immediately made me think about the reflection we leave for people to see.

Throughout our daily lives we encounter people everywhere we go. We may not realize it, but people are watching us. If we’re being honest, we all watch people.

What are we reflecting in our shadows? We should strive to draw attention to the cross and what it represents.

The cross represents Jesus’ unconditional love for us. It offers salvation for the lost, hope for the hopeless, encouragement for the downtrodden, joy in sorrow, peace in the storm and so much more. It is the greatest gift ever given!

Ask yourself: Do I reflect the cross at work, home, church, school, community, and with friends?  If we are careful to leave the right reflection, God will shine the cross through us.

Today may your prayer be that you will reflect the cross in your shadows in all that you think, say and do.

8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (NKJV)


2 thoughts on “Shadows

  1. Very thoughtful, Ms Michelle. We tend to think of shadows being vaporous or inconsequential, but when you think of it…. depending on your angle toward the ‘Son’, your shadow can precede you or linger briefly after you step away. Sometimes the shadow seems more visible or significant than the object or being that casts it because of the light of the Son behind it.


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