One of the things that I am not keen on is being too long in the sun.
If I can sit in the shade I would rather do that than ‘sun worship’.
It has even been known for my wife and I to walk down a street on opposite sides, so that she can be in the sun and I can be in the shade!
But even Nunsy tries to find shade when it is just too hot.
The shade is a place of comfort and safety, away from the harmful rays of the sun.
This is the picture that I see when I read Psalm 19 v 1.
I can see myself under the shadow of the Almighty, being protecting from the scorching sun trying to burn me.
If I come out from under His shadow I am in danger from the harmful rays of the sun.
The choice is mine in this picture, to stay in the shadow or walk off, away from the Lord, and into the sun.
Science is telling us that even a small amount of sun can be harmful to our skin.
We may think it is fun and we may feel happy, but in the long run we could see permanent damage.
The same is true of leaving the protection of the Lord for a short time; whatever we are doing may seem like fun and we may think we are happy but in the long run it is not good for us.
The only place of safety and security is with the Lord at all times, in the shadow of the Almighty.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have provided a place of safety and security for me, in your shadow and in your presence”.
Psalm 91 v 1…..He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty