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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Daily Scripture and Reflections

  • The Trinity: The Shadow of the Almighty
    He who dwells in the secret place of the Most-High
    shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
    Psalm 91:1
    A shadow can be both good and bad. A threatening shadow may warn of an approaching storm. When we see a shadow in the night, we are scared because we think someone has broken into our home. We are frightened of walking through the shadow of death because no one enjoys pain and no one wants to die. Little children are afraid of shadows because they haven’t yet learned that a shadow creates illusions. Don’t let shadows frighten you. Remember that those who live in fellowship with the Lord dwell securely under His shadow. This means that the Lord is between you and any evil that would harm you.
    Lord, I will walk happily with You through the sunshine, and I’ll not change when I walk in shadows, because You are with me in the valley of the shadow of death.
    A shadow is good when you’re hot and tired, and you think you can’t go on. A shadow will cool you down and restore your energy and let you get off your aching feet. You can even take a restful nap in the shadow. A shadow is good when God blocks out harm. When God is your Shadow, it means He’s near and He’s protecting you.
    Lord, I need some relief. Life is tough. Meet me in the shadow of Your presence to renew my determination and replenish my energy. Watch over me while I rest. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Psalm 91
    Get under the Shadow of God, so He’ll be near.