Friday Funnies

CAMP
The first day of Summer Camp, a counselor was helping his kids stow their stuff. He was surprised to see one of the youngsters had an umbrella.

The counselor asked, “Why did you bring an umbrella to camp?”

The kid answered, “Did you ever have a mother?

Teacher: Please use the words “letter carrier” in a sentence. Student: Yes, ma’am. “My dad said that after seeing how many things my sister was bringing on to summer camp, he would rather “letter carrier own luggage.”

Q: Can a frog jump higher than the average tent? A: Of course, tents can’t jump.

Q: What’s another name for a sleeping bag? A: A nap sack.

MATH LESSON
Teacher: “If I gave you 2 tents and another 2 tents and another 2, how many would you have?”
Johnny: “Seven.”
Teacher: “No, listen carefully… If I gave you two tents, and another two tents and another two, how many would you have?”
Johnny: “Seven.”
Teacher: “Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you two apples, and another two apples and another two, how many would you have?”
Johnny: “Six.”
Teacher: “Good. Now if I gave you two tents, and another two tents and another two, how many would you have?”
Johnny: “Seven!”
Teacher: “Johnny, where do you get seven from?!”
Johnny: “Because I’ve already own a tent!”

Bible Study

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit Matthew 5:1-3

A.  Like most of the Bible, this portion of Scripture was not written to the multitudes (the lost) but to His disciples, the saved. 
1.  The unsaved cannot grasp spiritual truth that is in the Word of God because it is spiritually discerned. 
2.  The unsaved, through the preaching of the gospel and the illumination of the Holy Ghost can be saved but understanding the Bible requires the indwelling of the Holy Ghost.

B.  The Beatitudes: a condition or statement of blessedness. Blessedness is often in spite of circumstances!  Blessedness is realization, not circumstances.
1.  I have seen or heard where some have substituted the word happy for the word blessed.  This is a cardinal mistake!  Happiness is contingent upon happenings. 
2.  You can be blessed and not be happy.  We are truly blessed if we are happy or not.  We can be down in the dumps so to speak and yet be blessed with food, shelter, clothing, etc. at the same time.
3.  You can be blessed and not be rich.  If money is your pursuit of happiness, you will find that it will not bring fulfillment in your life.  Is money important?  Not as important as this world would have you believer.
4.  You can be blessed and not be well.  I hate to see people sick and do not like to be sick personally but spiritual blessedness has nothing to do with physical wellness.
5.  These Beatitudes were meant to bring quietness to a disquieted soul!  The apostles were tired:
a)  Because of the multitudes who followed them!
b)  Because of the Pharisees, Sadducees, lawyers, and scribes who constantly persecuted them!
c)  Because of the poor conditions in which they lived: their pillow was a stone and they had to glean in the fields to eat!
6.  Psalms 46:1-4, 10  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  (2)  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;  (3) Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. (4)  There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High … (10)  Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

C.  What is “poor in spirit?”  Poor in spirit does not mean a lack of spirit or a worthless spirit. 
Luke 14:10-11  But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.  (11)  For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himselfshall be exalted.
1.  “Poor in spirit” has to do with humility before God.  It means humility instead of haughtiness.  1 Peter 5:6  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
2.  “Poor in spirit” has to do with submission to God.  Philippians 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
3.  “Poor in spirit” has to do with contentment with God.  Philippians 4:11  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
4.  “Poor in spirit” has to do with thanksgiving toward God.  1 Thessalonians 5:18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

D.  The poor in spirit:
1.  The poor in spirit Understand the grace of God.  “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men …  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ!”  So many professing Christians never grasp the necessity or the fullness of the grace of God.  To the child of God, it is all of grace!  I thank the Lord every day that He loves me in spite of me. Ephesians 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
2.  The poor in spirit Understand just how precious Christ is.  They are blessed!  “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious!”  Christ not only gives us life; He is our life!  He has not only given to us eternal life, He has given to us life more abundant. Colossians 3:4  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
3.  The poor in spirit Understand the value of the Bible and the importance of spiritual nourishment. What a wonderful gift the Lord gave us with “The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.”  Thank God for those who have faithfully published it!  1 Peter 2:2  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

4.  The poor in spirit Understand the price paid at Calvary for their redemption.  “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends!”  Oh what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon the child of God!  1 Peter 1:18-19  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;  (19)  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
5.  The poor in spirit Understand their indebtedness to the lost.  “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee!”   The saved may not be able to feed the world but they have the power to free the world!  Romans 1:14  I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
6.  The poor in spirit Understand that true riches are eternal, not temporal.  “Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you!”  “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  (18)  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen aretemporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
7.  The poor in spirit Understand that this world is not their home. “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims!”  This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through.   Hebrews 11:8-10  By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.  (9)  By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:  (10)  For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Victory Baptist Church 29 July 2020 victorypalmetto.com

Wade’s Wednesday

The Final Trumpet Call

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” —I Thess. 4:16-17

James Milton Black loved teaching Sunday school and working with young people. He was born August 19, 1856 in South Hill, New York and acquired an early musical education in singing and organ playing. At the age of 25, he moved to Williamsport, Pennsylvania where he carried on Christian work through the Methodist Episcopal church. He taught music during the week, and he was a song leader, Sunday school teacher and youth leader in his spare hours. In addition to all this work, he edited hymnals.

James loved young people and tried to win them for Christ. One day, as he passed through an alley, he met a ragged fourteen-year-old girl who was the daughter of an alcoholic. He invited her to his Sunday school and youth group and she began to attend.

One day when he took roll, the girl did not respond. Each child had respond with a Scripture verse when his or her name was called. James saw a lesson in her silence. “I spoke of what a sad thing it would be when our names are called from the Lamb’s Book of Life, if one of us should be absent.” The thought, although not biblically sound, brought this prayer to the lips of Black: “Oh, God, when my name is called up yonder, may I be there to respond!”

After Sunday school, he went to his pupil’s home to find out why she had not showed up for class. He found her dangerously ill and sent for his own doctor—they still made house calls then. The doctor said that she had pneumonia. Since that was before the days of antibiotics, death was highly likely.

When James Milton Black returned home, his wife saw at once that he was deeply troubled. Tears filled his eyes as he entered his gate. Now he sat down at his piano and in a few minutes wrote the words and composed a song that is familiar to most American church-goers: “When the Roll Is Called up Yonder.”

A few days later, he had the sad opportunity of explaining in public how he came to write the song when it was sung at the funeral of the girl whose absence at roll call had inspired it.

The song’s lyrics were first published in a collection titled “Songs of the Soul,” and the song has since been translated into at least 14 languages and sung all over the world in a variety of Christian denominations.

James M. Black died in an auto accident in Colorado in 1948, but he will always be remembered for “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.”

Tuesday With Karen

by Karen Icenhour

Never Fear, Jesus Is Here
Never fear, Jesus is here, & has been since time began,
He walks close beside us, daily holding our hand;
Life brings situations of frustration and grief,
Trusting in the Lord will bring us perfect peace!
Never fear, Jesus is here, He’ll never leave us alone,
Whatever life sends, He gives us strength to go on;
If we have trials that make us become upset,
He’ll pour on us His grace, we will never forget!
Never fear, Jesus is here, and will be forever more,
He’s still in control as Saviour, Master, and Lord;
Nothing takes place that’s not held in His hands,
All things that happen are within His command!
Never fear, Jesus is here, He has no plans to leave,
Every promise within His word is ours to believe;
So if life brings troubles causing heartaches & tears,
We’re blessed to think, “Never fear, Jesus is here!”

Diet

Eating Clean
Julia Bettencourt


Eating clean is all the rage today. People are concerned about their health and the health of their families. We are all tired of putting ingredients that we can’t even pronounce in our bodies. Eating clean is a whole concept of getting back to eating whole foods or that “real” food.

I have been thinking about this concept and wonder how clean we are about eating our spiritual food – the Word of God?

We are all concerned about adding those artificial sweeteners and preservatives into our food, but how often do we sprinkle those additives on to our Bible reading? Are you hooked on Bible study guides written by man? Some of them may enhance the flavor but unfortunately some of them can be very harmful.

If you have to have a Bible study guide and certain author’s opinion on a Bible topic, or you have a need for Bible study only through DVD, maybe your body has gotten used to it. Maybe you need to go on a cleanse and just sit down with God’s Word all by itself.

Sure, Bible study guides can be helpful at times, but unfortunately many of them don’t encourage depth and insight into the Bible passage it covers.

Reading God’s Word and developing insight helps a Christian grow. It’s the proper food for our bodies. We can’t just rely on what authors think or feel about the Bible. We need to read and study it for ourselves.

I’m not saying we have to cut out the Bible study guides and books completely but maybe we should limit our intake of those highly processed things when it comes to our spiritual health.

  • Read the Label.
    Part of being aware of what is in our food is reading the label. When it comes to Bible study authors we need to see what they are all about. We need to read the ingredients. We need to be aware of their doctrine and beliefs, and of their affiliation.
  • Increase Your Intake.
    We might not be able to cut out those additives completely out of our food, but we could all afford to up the intake of those whole and natural foods. We can all take in more whole food where the Word of God is concerned too. We need to read and study the Bible in its purest form.
  • Soak in the Benefits.
    When we start eating whole foods, we start noticing textures and flavors that we never did before. We begin gaining valuable nutrients that we were missing before.

    Look at the benefits of getting familiar with God’s Word just one on one. We acquire spiritual growth, increased vitality, and strength. It gives us conviction. It gives us focus. It gives a desire for more.

    “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6

    “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;” Psalm 63:1

    “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?” Psalm 42:1-2

    “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” Jeremiah 15:16

    “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” Psalm 34:8

    Conclusion:
    I’m not saying that Bible studies and Christian books can’t be helpful to us. Those things have their place, but I just fear that some of us have taken in so much in the way of Christian books and Bible study guides that we don’t really have a hunger for the Word of God anymore unless we have someone whispering in our ear what it means or what they think it means. We have to start reading and discerning on our own if we ever want to grow as Christians.

    So, have you tried some “clean eating” of the Word lately?

 

Gift from God

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. – James 4:14

Everyday is a gift from God…

Sometimes we fail to really enjoy the day because we’re so busy fretting about all the little things that aren’t “just right”.  Ten years from now will you even remember that on this particular day your toast wasn’t crispy enough?

Everyday is a gift from God…

We may waste away our precious day by spending most of it grumbling about little things instead of being grateful for what we have. Take a moment to think about God’s blessings. You CAN’T even count them all!

Everyday is a gift from God…

We may harbor ill feelings against others who have done us wrong.  Life is too short to waste it away on resentment.  Forgiveness benefits you as well as it does the one you resent.

Everyday is a gift from God…

It’s up to YOU to make it sweeter.  It’s up to YOU to make the most of it.  Spend it wisely. Share a smile everywhere you go. Make others around you feel loved so that they’ll see Christ’s love through you.

 

Martyr

A 20th-Century Martyr

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was born in Germany to parents who rarely took their children to church. When, at age 14, he declared his intent to become a theologian and pastor, his parents were dismayed. According to Mark Devine in Bonhoeffer Speaks Today, Dietrich’s brother called the church a “poor, feeble, boring, petty, bourgeois institution” — to which Dietrich replied, “If what you say is true, I shall reform it!”

At 21, Bonhoeffer earned a doctorate in theology. Too young for ordination, he attended Union Theological Seminary in New York and gained sympathy for oppressed people. Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and was ordained at age 25.

Opposed to Hitler’s rule from its start, Bonhoeffer helped form the Confessing Church in resistance to Nazi persecution of Jews.

On Sunday April 8, 1945, he had just finished conducting a service of worship at Schoenberg, when two soldiers came in, saying, “Prisoner Bonhoeffer, make ready and come with us,” the standard summons to a condemned prisoner. As he left, he said to another prisoner, “This is the end—but for me, the beginning—of life.” He was hanged the next day, less than a week before the Allies reached the camp.

Used by permission of The Newsletter Newsletter

Friday Funnies

CALL A WRECKER
STEVE: What happens to a frog’s car when it breaks down?
JANNIE: What?
STEVE: It gets toad.

PAINT JOB
A Boy Scout went around his neighborhood looking for a job. “I’ll pay you $20 to paint my porch,” said one neighbor. The Scout agreed and went to work. A few hours later, the Scout knocked on the neighbor’s door and said, “I’m all finished, but your car is a Mercedes, not a Porsche.”

TURN SINGLE
Two blondes were driving down the road.
The blonde driving looks at her friend in the passenger seat and asks her to see if her blinker is working.
So the blonde looks out the window and says, “Yes. No. Yes. No.”

BIBLE STUDY
A young boy had just gotten his driving permit.
He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss his use of the car.
His father said to him, “I’ll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut, then we will talk about it.”
A month later the boy came back and again asked his father if they could discuss his use of the car.
His father said, “Son, I’m real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you’ve studied your Bible diligently, but you didn’t get hair cut!”
The young man waited a moment and replied, “You know Dad, I’ve been thinking about that. You know Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair.”
His father replied, “Yes son, and they walked everywhere they went!”

Bible Study

Blessed Are They That Mourn Matthew 5:4

A.  The Beatitudes: a condition or statement of blessedness. 
  1.  Remember, blessed is not necessarily happiness.  Happiness is based upon “happenings” or circumstances; blessed is in spite of circumstances.  If you think that everything is going to work out and life will be easy, you will not last long emotionally or spiritually.
 2.  Blessed and mourn in the same “mouthful” would constitute an oxymoron: a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect.  We use such phrases as “black and white” or “night and day.” It is important to understand the Biblical perspective of the two.
Ecclesiastes 7:2-4  It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.  (3)  Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.  (4)  The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
 
B.  Someone called sorrow and suffering the “Classroom of Life.”  The Bible is a very honest Book.  It does not “paint” the Christian’s life as a “bed of roses.”
  1.  The Book of Job is said to be the oldest book in the Bible.  Job’s commentary on life is found in chapter fourteen.  Job 14:1-2  Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.  (2)  He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
  2.  In the Book of Genesis, Jacob’s commentary on life is found in chapter 47.  Genesis 47:8-9  And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?  (9)  And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
  3.  Psalms 90:9-10  For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.  (10)  The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
  4.  Philippians 4:12  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
 
C.  The promise of sorrow is that, for the most part, it will come to an end and there will be joy to follow.
  John 16:20  Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
  Psalm 30:5  For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
 
D.  The promise of comfort: “for they shall be comforted.”
1. We find comfort in our Heavenly Father – 
2 Corinthians 1:3-4  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.  (As the sons of God, we have a heavenly Father who loves us and cares about all of our cares.)
  1 Peter 5:7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 
  Philippians 4:6-7  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
  Isaiah 26:3-4  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:   (PERFECT PEACE!)
2. We find comfort in the Lord Jesus Christ –
Matthew 11:28-30  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
  John 14:27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
3. We find comfort in the Comforter – John 14:15-17 If ye love me, keep my commandments.  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
 
Acts 9:31  Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
4. We find comfort in the Bible – Romans 15:4  For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
  1 Thessalonians 4:18  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
  John 16:33  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
5. We find comfort in God’s others – 2 Corinthians 7:5-6  For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.  (6)  Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;  (Have you ever noticed who much better things seem when God’s man comes?  Not that he can change the situation but it just seems to be better when he is there.)
1 Thessalonians 3:1-2  Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;  (2)  And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:
 
6. We are comforted by the church
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
  Romans 1:12  That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
  Romans 12:15  Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
  Galatians 6:2  Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
7. We are comforted by hope – 
Titus 2:13  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
  1 Thessalonians 4:16-18  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
  1 Thessalonians 5:10-11  Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Wade’s Wednesday

Keep Going!
By Byron Bohnert
This past Sunday, my parents, grandparents, and I were on the road home from a family reunion. During our four-hour trip we encountered the worst thunderstorm I’ve driven through in a long time.
The rain was so intense we could only see a few feet in front of us. Other drivers were slowing down, putting on their flashers, and some were even stopping on the side of the road. Along with the heavy rain, the wind was also whipping against everyone’s vehicle.
The experience was a little chaotic; however, I gained total peace from seeing how my dad, who was driving, reacted to the situation. There he was with his eyes fixed on the road while we were all frantically yelling stuff at him like, “Pull over, Slow down, Watch out!”
Despite all the commotion, he kept on driving right through the storm. According to his thinking, he wasn’t going to stop and risk having a bad accident or getting stuck because of a few fearful passengers.   
When we are going through a storm, it’s easy to want to quit. There is no reason to keep going when all the signs show the road ahead to be too dangerous. Or is there?
Some people stop at the first site of adversity because they don’t think they have what it takes to survive the storm. When in all actuality God has infused us with every bit of strength we need.
According to 2 Corinthians 3:5, “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;”
Even if you find yourself in a difficult situation like my dad and everyone is yelling at you to stop, don’t listen to them; listen to what the Lord is saying. He alone is the one who can help us refocus our attention, calm our anxiety, and steady our course.
The beginning verse in Psalm 91 describes what happens for those of us who dwell in God’s secret place: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1). . [Whose power no foe can withstand]. 
Wherever we are in this world we’re covered under the shadow of Almighty God. His shadow follows Him constantly just as our shadow follows us. We could go to the ends of the earth and still not escape the shadow that follows. . . .
We have to have the same boldness and resolve to pray as David did in Psalm 57:1, “ Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.”
It is a guarantee that storms will come and they will pass. But it is what we do in the middle of them that makes us victorious. And if fear tries to take over, we can just look unto our Heavenly Father and we will gain the peace we need to go through any storm.