The Shadow of The Lord

 

The house is quiet after the hustle and bustle of family staying for Christmas. I am awake early. I walk into the room across the way. The curtains are open. The sky is dark. No moon. The only light in my view is a flashing green light on a buoy out in the middle of Strangford Lough. It will be a few more hours before the sun rises.

On the lawn below I see my shadow cast by the light in the room. My outline is magnified and covers a large area of the lawn.

I am reminded of verses from scripture that tell me about other shadows.

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”
Psalm 91

God is speaking to me through the image of my shadow on the lawn. He is telling me that even though he is God Almighty his shadow is covering me and I can rest secure under his protection. Even though it may be dark in life circumstances all around, he is with me.

There is a story about Peter in the Acts 5.

“And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people;
Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭5:12, 15-16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The power of God was with Peter in those days soon after Jesus died and arose from the dead, that even his shadow healed people. Jesus wants us to believe in him in these days so that signs and wonders will follow us so we can help others.

And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.
Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭5:12, 15-16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

One may feel that other dark shadows cover us, for example fear may overwhelm one and leave one unable to move. The pain of death, grief, betrayal, sickness, and other shadows may come to disable us but take heart. God will help. The word of God tells us 365 times not to be afraid. When God Almighty is with us all the darkness has to flee from the shadow of his wings covering us. Alleluia. We need not fear. Only believe in God, his son Jesus and the Holy Spirit who is hereto help us.

At the airport the bookshop is full of people browsing deciding what book to take down and read on their journey.  There are many books on “How to”, get rich quick, loose weight or meet the right one in your life.  I recommend the simple book of the Bible.  It is full of power, truth, success and life.

God bless you this morning and may this word from The Lord break you free from your darkness today.

6 thoughts on “The Shadow of The Lord

  1. Hi Angela, this morning as Nanda an I woke up, we prayed first thing: Nanda was fixated on the shadow of a flower in a vase in our bedroom! She felt to pray also about Peter’s shadow healing power!! In Jesus’ miracle at the wedding of Cana it is implicated prophetically that the best wine will be served last!! These end days will be greater than the early disciples days!!! Be encouraged! God is looking for men and women to believe Him and obey Him!
    Greater days are ahead….. love and greetings, GErrit. PS we are greatly stirred into war, esp. with Ruth having breast cancer…we are saying: ‘NO’! The Spirit of God will advance, through us, through our children, through our children’s children!! We gotta stay low and in worship to the King!

    • Thank you Gerrit. I have had other people share this blog. Did you read my last blog. It is titled Satan get out of here. Look up Angelamccauley.com to get my other posts. Very encouraging feedback. See you Friday. Praise God. Those who know their God will do exploits. A

  2. Good Morning Angela,

    I think you are much more prophetic than you realize.

    A very good and timely word, thank you!

    A very Happy New Year to you Brendan and all you lovely expanding family.

    Blessings
    Kathleen

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Thank you Kathleen. I have had a good response to today’s blog. God healed my arm which I broke three months ago. Praise God.
      It was painful and feeling the cold after plaster came off.
      We are having Gathering this weekend and then off to India o next Tuesday.

    • Sorry didn’t mean to send it off so quickly. I’m looking forward to a Holy Spirit New Year,
      You are being prophetic as well. Patrick and his wife told us they are expecting. And David is expecting their second child. All over Christmas time. Isaac is expecting his second in February. New blessings from God Our Father. And there is more to come. Much love Angela

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