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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: The Shadow of a Great Rock
    A man will be as a hiding place from the wind,
    and a cover from the tempest,
    as rivers of water in a dry place,
    as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
    Isaiah 32:2
    Just as a person struggling through the desert needs escape from the blistering sun, so you need protection from burning trials and temptations in your spiritual desert. Jesus will be your Shadow of a Great Rock to protect you. Just as a weary traveler needs a resting place in the shadows before journeying on, so you need to be to revitalized for the next part of your journey. Jesus is the Shadow of a Great Rock to revitalize you. Look to Him for protection and comfort. You can walk again on the highway of life after resting in His shadow.
    Lord, today I need a little rest. Also, I need encouragement to get up and walk again in the heat of the day. Ah, it’s good to relax in Your presence.
    Jesus is the Shadow of a Great Rock. There are no trees in the desert for shade. If there were trees, they would die in the heat. But rocks are much more durable. Only a big rock—big enough to create a shadow—can help you. Jesus’ shadow is big enough for you and other pilgrims. Did you notice that He’s located at the exact place in your journey where you need Him most? Come rest a while, take off your shoes and cool down. Take a nap before you have to go on your way.
    Lord Jesus, You are my Rock of renewal; I get strength from You. But also, You are my Rock of stability. You give me purpose in life! Amen.
    Go Deeper: Isaiah 32
    Jesus will shadow you from burning trials.