The Shadow

Author: Gracee Terrell — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: March 25, 2022

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The Shadow

What is it I see going o’er the fields? Some shadow, beast, or ghost? Swooping down low. Ensnaring its prey. My escape from it I cannot boast. It has armies no, legions! They will try to get you to follow. To listen to its lies and in your anger, fear, and shame to wallow. It captures you, draws you in. Tells you, “Everything is alright.” Its traps are hidden, its temptations are strong. But truly I tell you, One can win the fight! There is a light that can push back this shadow. A weapon that can defeat the beast. This light, this weapon, is all but a secret. You can take it, wield it, conquer shadow at least. There is a book, an ancient book, in which this weapon is held. Read it, use it, trust it. And a solid faith you may wield. • Gracee Terrell • We live in a broken world where evil brings destruction every day and lies coax us away from God. The temptations we face are strong, but Jesus is stronger. He is the Light of the World. If you’ve put your trust in Jesus, His Holy Spirit lives in you, giving you the power to fight against temptation. What weapon does God give us? (Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12) • Jesus defeated sin and death once and for all when He died on the cross and rose from the dead. He promises that He will return to heal our broken world, and sin and death will be no more. In the meantime, God has given us His Word, the Bible, and community with fellow Christians so we don’t have to fight alone. When you feel overwhelmed by sin and brokenness, who are trusted Christians in your life you can go to? The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:5 (NLT)


Read Verses:

John 1:1-John 1:5; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Luke 4:1-Luke 4:13