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"Shadows" continued...

One of my favorite scriptures is Isaiah 40:11 and it is so fitting for new mothers. “11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry [them] in his bosom, [and] shall gently lead those that are with young." Jesus, our Good Shepherd, will gently lead you through the valley. He will never leave you.

I remember my grandmother singing an old song called “Standing Somewhere in the Shadows.” I can’t remember all of the words, but the chorus says:

Standing somewhere in the shadows, you’ll find Jesus.
He’s the Friend who always cares and understands.
Standing somewhere in the shadows, you will find Him,
And you’ll know Him by the nail prints in His hands.

My grandmother is 87 years old now, and she lives in the shadows of dementia and rapidly declining health. I haven’t heard her sing that song in years, but I still sing it and take comfort in its truth. Jesus is standing in the shadows, waiting for us to take refuge in Him. Hebrews 4:15-16 says, “15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

Jesus is our great High Priest, yet He knows the depth of our every heartache. He sees every tear that we cry. His heart is moved with compassion when we hurt. No valley of depression is so dark that His light cannot shatter its gloom. Seek Him in your shadows. He’s waiting for you.

From: Volume 2 - Issue 3


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