There Is No Shadow Without Light – Sarah Walton

What a curious thought it is that some things in life can only be recognised because of the presence of their very opposite. A shadow simply indicates the presence of light.

There will be seasons in the shadows. Times in your life where you just can’t feel the sunshine on your face, where you cannot see clearly and are fumbling in the gloom.  The prognosis is not good.  You kept believing for a miracle, yet you lost your loved one.  No one enjoys being in the shadows.  But the truth is that if we recognise that a shadow is only possible because of the presence of a mighty light, we have an opportunity to allow the shadow to point us to the light.

When a shadow falls on our face, we must learn to look past the object casting the shadow to see the glorious light of Jesus.  The psalmist understood this and sang out to God “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death… You are with me” (Ps 23:4) and Job goes further telling us that “He reveals mysteries from the darkness and brings the deep darkness into light” (Job 12:22).  God is walking alongside us in the dark times, and He will use shadows to open our eyes to His light, calling us to consider our situation from His heavenly perspective.

Sarah Walton
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