That close! Psalm 17

Do you remember when you were a child and you went to a big, strange place with your Dad? Maybe he took you to a mall or a county fair where there were a lot of people.

 Do you remember walking so close behind him you stepped on the heels of his shoes? That's probably about the time he picked you up and tossed you onto his shoulder. That's a fun 'mind' picture. Psalm 17 talks about walking in the shadow of God, that's close. Thoughts about shadows, dancing with my shadow as a kid and making shadow pictures always makes me smile. When I think about David wanting to be so close to God as to walk in his shadow, that is a beautiful picture. I wonder if that is one of the reasons, God speaks of David as a man after his own heart. When you walked with your earthly Father you wanted to be near, to feel safe and not be afraid. You wanted to be close. I hope you will read Psalm 17 today and pray to stay so near you will walk in His shadow. 

Blessings on your day,