“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” – Psalm 91:1
When I was a child I wanted to do everything my dad did, so I’d stay extra close to him; learning how I could be just like him. I was so close with my father, that my sister and I would fight over who got to sit on his lap during church. I remember the countless hours we’d spend in the yard learning how to kick field goals. He was someone who’s shadow I wanted to be near. I knew in my father’s shadow I was safe and protected.
Resting in God’s shade is not much different. His shadow protects, offers peace and when we stay close to Him, we learn of His goodness, He teaches us of His love.
There’s peace there in His shadow, because to be in God’s shadow, we must be close to Him. To leave His shade is to leave His peaceful rest. Entering into His shade calms our worried hearts, allows us to forgive, and wipes away our fears.
Do not find yourself wandering away from God’s shadow, clinging to worthless idols and pursuits. Running after them only brings anxiety, fear and worry into our hearts and minds. I have been there, but today I’m choosing to rest in my Father’s house, close to Him, finding comfort in His shade.