Thursday, July 1, 2010

Shadow Stomping

With each step, her journey to Jesus continues. No longer crouching, hidden in darkness, decisions await. Engage the light or live in the shadows?

Our past taunts us. Standing in the way of path ahead. Skewing the light and distorting into shadows of regrets, if onlys, shame. Intriguing, as shadows loom larger than life, clinging to us in full sun. No one notices shadows in utter darkness.

Standing near gate, she pauses. The freedom of childhood flits in through a memory. We all remember the game of shadow stomping. Childhood innocence, living, free to make mistakes.

Her eyes accustomed more each day to the brilliance of light. Her feet begin to stomp. Renouncing the shadows in her life, rejoicing in the light that reveals them.

"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light." - Ephesians 5:8

And do a little shadow stomping.

15 comments:

Jo Princess Warrior said...

I love your use of words -so poetic. Love stomping on shadows now that I am in the light. xo

Andrea said...

I am shadow stomping with you...trying my best to live life to the fullest in the desires of HIS heart!
Hugs,
andrea

Linda said...

I love the analogy Sara. I need to shadow stomp right along with you.
I couldn't help but remember a little incident with my granddaughter when she was just a toddler. We were playing outside and I pointed out her shadow. She got frightened, poor little thing, and tried to run away from it.
I don't want to let the shadows of my past frighten me. They have done that far too often.
Thank you sweet girl.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Beautiful analogy!

So happy for you and dancing and stomping on my shadows as well!

Lots of love!
Jill

Missie said...

Amen! Thank you for your post!

starleeta said...

Shadow Stomping
I love this...all things are new and the past is dead and gone..
let the LIght shine!!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Awesome...enjoyed.
Janette

Dawn said...

Thanks so much for coming over for a visit and for the kind words. I LOVE new blogging friends - come back any time!

My nephew and his family are in Peru for two years and we're quite excited to hear what God will be doing in and through them. I look forward to keeping up with your adventures, too!

Denise said...

Amen, shadow stomping with you sis.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Yes, stomp, stomp, stomp!
It's so good to live in the light!

Kay said...

I love shadow stomping now that I'm in the light. Beautiful words you wrote!

Joan Davis said...

What a beautiful picture your words painted! I'm renouncing the shadows and am so joyful to be now in the light!

Living for Him, Joan

Stephanie M. Page said...

I love your blog! Thanks for splashing around in mine. =) I hope we will be friends.

Catherine said...

Beautiful, thank you!
Blessings,
Catherine :)

Amy Sullivan said...

Love this! So well written, and I like the visual of stopping out shadows in our lives.