Shadows - Up To Know Good on Thursday

Up To Know Good on Thursday

November 02, 2006

tree with short shadow

Around noon, the sun begins to shine directly through my office window. As I look at my shadow, it seems to be a fairly accurate outline of me sitting at my desk. It’s dark and slightly fuzzy around the edges, but it’s definitely me. Throughout the afternoon, the black image begins to distort. The shadows lengthen, and after awhile, I don’t recognize myself in the projected silhouette.

Do Good - Notice shadows today and how they distort the objects they represent.

Many times if we look only at a shadow, we will not get an accurate picture of the object it depicts. By five in the afternoon, though I’m only 5’ 4” tall, my shadow looks like that of a WNBA basketball player. Similarly, our problems can appear to grow when we don’t look straight at them. Shadows of worries loom larger and darken more parts of our minds when light is not shining directly on them. Let’s ask for God’s help to look and deal candidly with our problems. We may discover they are not as big as we feared.

“Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up.” Proverbs 12:25. Click here to read more of Solomon's wisdom.

God, I know my worries get bigger when I look at them apart from You. Thanks helping me to face my problems directly today.

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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