This day in history is shadowed by men of wickedness. Some may want to overlook it because staring at it is difficult. However, eyes were fixated that day, as the nations watched on in terror and gloom. Every station was glued. – The whole world was watching. I remember those pillars of smoke as the towers collapsed. – I was just a teen. My heart goes out to the loved ones lost and volunteers that helped at ground zero. – May God bless you all. I pray it may be a reminder that there is wickedness in the hearts of men. Because of this, we must draw nearer to God. Nobody knows when their last moments will come. Certainly, nobody did then. Harsh words in a harsh reality, forgive me.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:1-3
What is meant by, For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God?
First, Psalm 91, I believe they go hand in hand.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1)
First, hidden in Christ. Then, being in the shadow of the most High God. We must first die to our flesh and our old ways, baptized into Christ and forgiven. This should be done before we can reside in the shadows of the Most High God. Only the Holy Spirit of God can give you life in the spirit. Without Him, we are dead. It is the Holy Spirit that is “the light of life.” Without that light, we are in darkness. Baptized and grafted into Christ, He becomes our shelter and refuge as we look to him and not the world. It is God that decides to hide us or put us on display for His names sake – His timing prevails. Dwelling in another person’s shadow is to be hidden; concealed or overlooked. Those that abide in God reside in his shadow. It is a place to be nurtured and raised spiritually. So, draw nearer, O’ children of God; under the Lord’s wings, to the mother hen guarding her chicks. Let the Lord nurture you until it is time to leave the nest; to be in the world, not of it. Lastly, I would like to offer up this prayer:
O’ Heavenly Father, I know it is to your glory to hide a thing and the glory of kings to seek those things out. However, my old life has become hidden and I do not seek it. I have forfeited it for your name’s sake. Shelter me Lord and teach me your ways, which are of heavenly stature. I am clay in your hands and I will remain hidden in your care. Help me to reside in the confinements of your shadow without anxiety, as I seek your kingdom and your righteousness. May the families of those that have born loss find comfort in you. May your wings expand over us all. Amen