from Barbara's Bible

As a young child when going to visit #friends and #relatives with my Mother, I remember hearing, “Hi Ginny, where’s your #shadow”?  You see I loved and hovered closely to my mom.  So I knew what they meant when calling me a shadow.  Later I started school and back then we walked on sidewalks in the neighborhood to “get me to the school on time”.  While walking, I observed many moving shadows composed from various objects: trees, houses, birds, dogs and storms!  I was just learning new words and their definition and discovering scriptures in the Bible that gave me comfort. “GOD has been my strength when needy in distress, a refuge from the storm, A SHADOW from the heat and blasts from the terrible ones.”Isaiah 25:4  So when Halloween time approached, I wanted “my shadow” accompanying me to first grade school carnival.  Each class decorated and you paid to go inside their room to play a game.  My class did bobbing for apples. I was remembering  Ps.17:8  “Keep me as the apple of the HIS eye and HIDE ME UNDER THE SHADOW OF GOD’S WINGS”  Those costumes and spooks were creepy to me so I held on to “In the SHADOW OF GOD’S HAND HE HID ME” Isaiah 49:2  “How excellent is God’s loving kindness therefore children put their trust under the shadow of God’s wings” Ps.36:7 ..”because GOD has been my help, I will rejoice in the SHADOW OF THY WINGS” Ps.63:7  Facing the unknown darkness and evil at any age is daunting!  Just as I felt security next to my mother as a toddler, I have GOD’S everlasting love, strength, wisdom holding and guiding me through the unknown today.  You choose a trick or a real treat this year…“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of lights with whom is no variableness, nor does His shadow turn..from the word of truth.”  James 1:17,18     “He who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY” PS.91:1