The Shadow of the Almighty

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust” (Psalm 91.1-2)

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When I close my eyes, other than to sleep, sometimes, I so do to avoid beholding this world’s elemental miseries of natural calamity and human cruelty and my spiritual poverty etched in the deepest lines of my mirrored-countenance.

And when I close my eyes to evade all this, sometimes, I relish the darkness that, for me, implies Your presence; for You, Almighty One, always beyond my reason’s reach, my conceiving or comprehending, dwell in that shadow far-surpassing my fullest knowing.

Yea, O Lord, my God, You are Shadow; yet Your Darkness is brighter than the most brilliant light.

Therefore, always and only in You, come what may, come whene’er, come howe’er, I do not, I will not fear to make You my safest refuge, my trusted dwelling-place.

© 2021 PRA

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