Up To Know Good on Wednesday
November 01, 2006
Most of us have heard the famous line, Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Singer and speaker Kathy Trocolli was talking about this phrase from Psalm 23 on a talk show one day. She said the word shadow implies a source of light from somewhere. Shadows, after all, do not appear without light; with no illumination there is simply darkness. Knowing that, Ms. Trocolli found hope that when we are under the shadow of death, there is still Light shining.
Do Good - Look at shadows today, and then notice the source of light behind them. (You may need to turn around to see the light.) Then, ask God to reveal Himself in a similar way in the dark areas of your life.
Whether we are literally facing death or walking through difficult circumstances, God continues to shine in our lives. He does not abandon or leave us, even when the shadow of trouble looms. In dark times, we need to look for that light around the edges of the shadows. When we do, we may find God in a strangers smile, a card from a friend, a delicious meal, an inspired song, or in quiet, still moments. God is shining, even if today He may be behind the shadow.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4. Click to read this short but well-known Psalm.
God, thank You that when I look beyond the shadows in my life I can see You.
Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.
I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!
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