A shadow doesn’t always follow behind us or beside us. We tend to run from shadows that are behind us that seem to be chasing us. Our silhouettes are the beautiful drawings of our shadows. We tend to stay in place and not move. When our shadow is in front of us, we give all our attention and focus on that shadow, forgetting about what was beside us or what was behind us. Shadows are now left to find their way back into the focus of the eye. Our eyes turn to worry, scared, wondering, darkened, just like the shadow we were running from but yet sitting still, the shadow in front of us has now replaced with light. Our minds focus on what’s in front of us and letting everything around us to fall, not knowing what is taking place. Our dark shadows run towards the light, but yet still left in the darkness.
Shadows have personalities just like we do. Happy, joyful, silly, sad, mad and lost. Happy, joyful and silly shadows can be washed in with the left behind shadows. Our bright shadows are a lot like our Happy = full of, joyful = filled, silly = bubbly. Lost shadows follow those who have been forgotten or replaced. Our dark shadows are a lot like our brokenness, loneliness, forgotten, replaced. Brokenness = empty, loneliness = without, forgotten = left behind, replaced = new.
We let our minds take control over what we want to see. Darkness can be seen by the broken we see the spaces, the gaps, the set-aside, unspoken too. Spaces will no longer be empty. For the gap’s they will no longer be apart. Being included will no longer be set aside. The spoken will speak to the unspoken. No one wants to be any of the darkened shadows we all want to be the part of the light. Darkness cried out to the light to be seen. Just like in the bible Matthew 27:45-46 which says:
“At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock, Jesus called out with a lough voice, “Eli, Eli, Lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsake me?” Darkness has called out to the light, and is still forgotten.
Darkness wants to be valued in the bible found in Luke 12:6-7
“What is the price of five sparrow? A couple of pennies? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid: you are more valuable to him than a whole flock of sparrows.
Light is to shine through the darkness like the bible:
John 1: 5
“The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never be extinguish it.”
I truly believe this, but I feel that some will forget the darkness, that need the light.
What I’m trying to say is just this: Don’t forget about the darkened shadows behind you or beside you. Don’t forget they too are there wanting to feel the holiness, the warmth, the love and to be included. The LIGHT is to include, and push away,
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