As time winds down

Take a lesson from a shadow

A shadow is likely to generate nothing more than its source possesses, and shadows are quite naturally fleeting.  Exit the light and poof, shadows expire.  The mysteries of faith come to us in a espionage kind of way.  As time winds down every day the shadows stretch out way beyond reality.

Psalms 102:11
My days are like a lengthened shadow, And I wither away like grass.

Judges 9:36
When Gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul, “Look, people are coming down from the tops of the mountains.” But Zebul said to him, “You are seeing the shadow of the mountains as if they were men.”

Separating the tale from the sale

God wants to unveil – not offer for debate – something about forgiveness of sins so he paints the picture with a ritual in the tabernacle. An animal slaughtered, its blood poured and sprinkled, is a shadow.

God wants to give us – not sell us – something out of his glorious riches, so he gives us his Son.  No shadow needed.

If we extend the shadow analogy to our era we can decide that the huge figures of note in the 21st century – the rich, successful, and influential- are tiny really just tiny fish.