On Sunday in the Wait Room, these two words managed to land outside my lips and were really impressed upon my Spirit. "Light Shadow". It’s really hard to describe, but I will attempt to give you a clear explanation why I have placed them together.
First, let me tell you what I'm not thinking or talking about. Often when there is a light shining on any type of tangible object it casts a shadow, which is portrayed to the natural eye as a dark like spot flowing out of the object which is reflected. That's not what I'm talking about when I say "light shadow"
I’ve heard without research that glass is made from sand and often because Man was made from the dust of the earth one can compare and see the beauty of the light flowing through the glass at times. We could & would use the word Mosaic here just to add additional beauty, but just to be clear that’s not what I’m talking about either
What I am referring to is the Light being so powerful that its able to not only find residence in objects, but also penetrating the Light onto the other side. Defining penetration is “the action or process of making a way through or into something.”
So rather than casting a shadow for the natural eye to see, the Light illuminates the object, removes all darkness and also projects Light on the opposite side. Crazy thought I know.
This would be a great spot to introduce the topic of Jesus being the Light of the world (John 8:12).
A light that has shone out of darkness and into our hearts just by having facetime with Jesus
(2 Corinthians 4:6).
This might also be the right place to mention that God didn’t create darkness, it existed before He created light (Genesis 1:2-3). Darkness is simply the absence of light.
As I jot down these thoughts I'm reminded of Moses being hid in the cleft of the rock, but leaving the experience with a Light shadow ( Exodus34:29). Ecclesiastes 8:1 states that a wise man’s face although stern will beam.
I’m also wondering about why people thought it important to strategically place ill people along the road way so that Peter’s shadow might fall on them and heal (Acts 5:14-16). My shadow only duplicates what happens to me as I move, casting away the light from any and all given areas.
When the apostle John was penning one of the greatest thesis every written he felt the Holy Spirit inspire him as he started to form some of the beginning thoughts, he wrote, "There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man" John 1:9. We are called to be vessels of Light, carriers of the Beam, in turn, we will diminish the darkness as the Light of our lives is cast outward.
Yet another verse I find quite interesting,
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven"
I guess all I'm trying to say is that Christ not only wants to shine in us, but into us enough to really make a difference wherever darkness is found. Allow the Light deposit in your life to be bright enough to cast a "Light shadow" for others to see their way back to the caring Father, compassionate Son and comforting Spirit.
I can't end this without quoting yet another light bearer, Isaiah 60:1
"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you."
"Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever"
One more for the journey,
"Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world"
May my words encourage all, whether you have beheld the Light and opened the area of your life to allow it to shine upon you and it labeled darkness absent. Maybe your in need of a Light in the deepest part of your soul, i would encourage you to repent of all known behaviors that's contrary to a Holy God and has He transforms you, He will also transmit His Light to you and through you