The Approaching Blob

   I stood at the Look-Out and viewed the valley before me. It was mostly forest with several lakes in the distance.

            With all the bright green of the trees, there was one dark blotch. And this blackened area seemed to be moving towards me, a little at a time. It reminded me of the Blob in the classic B-movie of 1958.

            The person next to me noticed this Blob as well. She commented that the spot had an ominous look to it, almost frightening.

            Of course, we both knew that the darkened forest was really just the shadow beneath an overhead cloud. Ironically, as fearsome as this shaded area was, the cloud itself was white and fluffy like a comfortable pillow.

           Shadows depend on the existence of light and other objects. They cannot exist on their own. Moreover, no matter how visible they are, they are usually a poor reflection of their source.

We don’t want to make decisions based on the shadows of our world, but on the light itself.

“Now this is the message that we have heard from him and proclaim to you:

God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:5


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