Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Shadow You Cast

I got this from my daily scripture readings (from the app YouVersion).

It really struck me and I wanted to share it with you:

The Shadow You Cast

In the early days of the church, the Bible tells us that the apostle, Peter, had become such an influential, powerful man of God, that people would bring the sick on pallets and cots in the streets where he might pass by, hoping his shadow would fall over them and, hopefully, they would be healed. Such was the aura of greatness around that man.

What kind of shadow do you cast?

Our shadow goes with us wherever we go, never falling on us, but on someone else. We're rarely aware of where it falls. We all influence someone--parents influence kids, coaches influence players, teachers influence students.

What kind of shadow do you cast? Is it for good, or for evil? To build up, or tear down? To encourage, or discourage? To help, or to hurt? Does it point people to God, or just to yourself?

As you think about the life that you live, think about the legacy you want to leave. What kind of shadow do you cast?
Bible reference: Isaiah 51:16

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