Whose Shadow Are You Living Under?


It starts when we are young

this living under a shadow

Big brother was great at sports

Sister Sally always did her homework as soon as she got home from school

so should you

Then we grow up and enter the working arena

Wonderful employee Wanda always did it like this

Flawless Freddie always came in early and stayed late

Nice Nellie never lost her cool

Agreeable Andy always said yes

so should you

How about marriage and parenting?

Fantastic Fran makes a pot roast that will make your tongue stand up and salute

Hardworking Hal can mow the lawn, change the oil on the car and clean the garage and still take his wife out for a romantic dinner

Energized Ellen always takes all 15 of her children shopping and never breaks a sweat

Awesome Allen spends every Saturday with his children and never complains

so should you

How about at church?

Perfect Phyllis reads her Bible for 4 hours every morning and can quote all of the Gospels in the original Greek language

Righteous Rick always visits the sick, the imprisoned, the lonely, the visitors, the members, the youth, the children, the schools, the pool halls, the lake, the Moose Lodge
every Thursday night

so should you

Living under anyone’s shadow isn’t easy because  it seems we can never measure up

no matter how hard we try

Life is scary when we try to live up to the expectations of others

But that’s not what God intended for us

He that dwells in the secret place of the most High

Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty

Now that’s a shadow I want to live under!

so should you

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