“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1

Every child wants to be close enough to be in the shadow of a parent that loves him. It’s a stable, safe space to be known, loved, and protected.

After Jesus ascended to the Father, the Holy Spirit was released on the day of Pentecost, “signs and wonders were regularly done among the people…” (Acts 5:12a). “And more than ever believers were added to the LORD, multitudes of both men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them” (Acts 5:14-15).

Peter spent enough time in the presence of the Lord and was so filled with the Spirit of God that it wasn’t merely his shadow that created the power to heal, but it was because he was abiding in the shadow of the Almighty. Our Heavenly Father’s shadow is much bigger than ours, which overshadows our shadow. It’s the covering of the Lord that can heal us and heal others!

We cannot encounter God and yet remain as we were. When we dwell in the Lord’s shelter, we abide in His shadow, walking where He walks-to the cross, to Heaven, and back to earth, to abide with our Lord forevermore.

~ Contributed by Lauren Best

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