by Melodious Monk
In Father Hal Helms’ Echoes of Eternity (a collection of daily prayers and meditations with God), he remarks often about faith, hope and light overcoming our fears and pride. On the entry published for January 26th, he reflected on what God was saying to him through 2 Corinthians.
I’ve been pondering excerpts from this book all week, like, “Those who walk with Me must sometimes walk in shadows…If everything were absolutely clear, you would be walking by sight…I have called you to a walk of faith. Faith grows in the shadows but shrinks in the Light. In the Shadows, practice praise.”
I found encouragement in the idea that “faith grows in the shadows,” that my faith is being built in trying to find God in those things that feel murky and unclear. I often wonder what am I missing? Why can’t I find the light, or a key to unlock some answers about the shadows I feel and see in my life? Maybe the questioning and wandering amongst the shadows is okay, in fact part of God’s plan for me. For in the shadows I look for God and in the light I tend to forget I need him.