“Teach them to obey everything that I have taught you, and I will be with you always, even until the end of this age.” -Matthew 28:20
Do you remember when you first discovered your shadow? Most everyone probably doesn’t remember it when they were toddlers but probably around 6-8 years old most of us can remember. And most of us probably had fun with our shadows. We could make them really tall or short and fat. We’d try to step on them and make it into funny shapes as we shifted our bodies in many directions. And everyone has made some kind of animal shape at least once. One thing is certain. If we are out in the sun we have our shadow, it will never leave us. We can hide in the shade and our shadow will hide but as soon as we move back into the sun it’s back.
Jesus is like our shadow. No, we can’t make funny shapes or make Him look bigger or fatter. But He sticks by us and is always with us. The best part is that we will always have Him by our side whether we’re in the sunshine or not, He doesn’t disappear. What a joy and security we have knowing that Jesus is with us. He cares so much for each of us that He wants to be with us, whether we feel we deserve it or not. When we accept Jesus and invite Him into our life He has promised to never leave us. He will be our firm foundation, a wall of security we can always count on. Go out and play with your shadow today and thank Jesus that He is always with you like your shadow.