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Shadow Chasers

April 25

" Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, ..."   Psalms 23:4

"... come to the SON-Dial, rest here, in the shadow of HIS cross."






The carnal cheerleaders of bright and bliss abound, but don't buy their neon of nonsense.  Try as they will to drive it away, the shadow of death is all about us.  "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, ..."  Go to the great granite gardens of sin's demise, O naysayer, and see for yourself that death is so!  If you will be real, envision your own stone, which will soon enough have inscribed not one, but two dates ... and there think deeply about where the real you will be (cf. Luke 16:19-31).  Men weep in the face of an open grave, for there it is, death undeniable; a shadow so real, you can touch it.  "... hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?  Though the Christian mortician or minister, must have the most blessed perspective on earth; only those employed in the trade ride the funeral circuit.  GOD graciously gives the rest of us an occasional obituary or mortuary, to open our eyes to the shadow's persistence. 

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the MOST HIGH shall abide under the shadow of the ALMIGHTY."  GOD bids whosoever will, to come to the SON-Dial, rest here, in the shadow of HIS cross.  "... but let the shadow return backward ten degrees."  ... is the vain and desperate cry from the casket of all who refuse in time, to swap the shadow of death for the shadow of the ALMIGHTY.

"The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up."  One day, "the shadow of death", will close its door for the last time, and the death of the shadow will finally occur; opening unto us the blinding splendor of all that JESUS hath gone ahead to prepare.  In the interim, cast the shadow of HIS reflection ... "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the LORD: walk as children of light:"  and: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your FATHER" ... turning a bow of promise against the gloom of death's shadow.

"... I will fear no evil: for THOU art with me;"

For Love of Country
Queen Victoria of England (1819-1901)
"Commerce alone will not make a nation great and happy like England.  England has become great and happy by the knowledge of the true GOD through JESUS CHRIST.  In order to show how much the Queen values GOD'S Word, she sends with this as a present a copy of the Word."

(from a dictated letter to African Chieftain, Sagbua, 1849)

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