I have put my words in your mouth,
and covered you in the shadow of my hand,
in order to plant the heavens,
to found the earth,
and to say to Zion, “You are my people.” –Isaiah 51:16 (CSB)
We live in a time of great need. The world around us seems to be falling farther and farther into evil and ungodly things. It is difficult not just to see, but recognize God and His presence today.
Fortunately as Christians we have a shadow of protection and guidance upon us. We can live in the shadow of the cross on which Jesus died for our sins and the sins of this world.
As David Crowder’s song states, “When shadows fall on us we will not fear we will remember. When all seems lost, when we are thrown and we’re tossed. We remember the cost. We rest in Him, shadow of the cross.” (watch video here David Crowder-Shadows-Passion Conf. 2012 )
We need not fear, fret, stress, worry, or look to false senses of security. We can rest in the shadow of the cross. Instead of trying to keep up with the world and all of its chaos, rhetoric, and false teaching, we can lean on God’s holy word, the Bible and get on our knees and pray in order to find joy, peace, and comfort.
If we commit to doing these things then, and only then will we find the substance of what we are looking for. What is the substance? Jesus Christ! It is only in living a life for Jesus that worry, fear, and distress will subside.
Recognize we are living in the shadow of the cross and true reality will come with Jesus’ return. I look forward to that day when this evil and corrupt world will stand up and take notice of who the true God is. AMEN!
These are a shadow of what was to come; the substance is Christ. –Colossians 2:17 (CSB)