Ministry

Speaking Of Shadows

Today being GROUNDHOG DAY  I thought I would re-post a blog I did last year.

Last year at this time I did a teaching called the shadow of influence.

When was the last time your shadow healed someone?
It is so interesting how our influence impacts people our entire lives and beyond.
I am looking at Acts 5:13-15 that talks about the time when people would bring their friends and family and lay them along the street so that “at least” Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them.
The passage goes onto say that everyone was healed.
It is also said that in India people would try to position themselves in a way that Mahatma Gandi would pass over them….ummm?
Wow, to be able to help people at that level would be unimaginable.
Here are my thought points I am developing.
1. OUR INFLUENCE IS ALWAYS ACTIVE.
2. OUR INFLUENCE IS MOSTLY UNCONSCIOUS
3. OUR INFLUENCE LIVES BEYOND US
4. OUR INFLUENCE IS IRREVOCABLE.
Phillip Brooks says; “no man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure and good, without the world being better for it.”
“I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.” – anonymous
“people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by”.
Acts 5:15
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