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Sunday Sermon and Shadows

27 Jul

“I love to chase my shadow to feel how it rests in the dark.”
― Munia Khan
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Often times, I get inspiration from Father’s sermon on Sunday. Father asked us to think about, if we could have any wish, what would you wish for? Solomon chose wisdom to govern his people. I guess if you are wise, all other attributes will follow. When we think about others before ourselves, and our own well being, well, that’s the most powerful gift a person can have,

[The Lord appeared to Solomon at Gibeon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask whatever you wish, and I’ll give it to you. Solomon responded, “You showed so much kindness to your servant my father David when he walked before you in truth, righteousness, and with a heart true to you. You’ve kept this great loyalty and kindness for him and have now given him a son to sit on his throne. And now, Lord my God, you have made me, your servant, king in my father David’s place. But I’m young and inexperienced. I know next to nothing. But I’m here, your servant, in the middle of the people you have chosen, a large population that can’t be numbered or counted due to its vast size. Please give your servant a discerning mind in order to govern your people and to distinguish good from evil, because no one is able to govern this important people of yours without your help.” (1 Kings 3: 5-9, CEB)]

What would you ask for? Good question. Think about it, be honest, and see what you come up with. Thought provoking.

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Now for the shadows. When I take my evening walk, I am always intrigued by the evening shadows cast by the street lights or the brightness of the moon. Sometimes, I try to capture a picture of my elongated silhouette on the dark pavement. It looks like I’m twenty feet tall and real skinny.( Aren’t shadows great?) Then, I chase my long shadow home in the stillness of the night.

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In order to let the sunshine in, sometimes a shadow must be cast. Embrace them both.

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