Shifting Shadows

“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:16,17)” How appropriate that this verse should be my focus today as I walk with an immigrant friend who does not read or write or speak English as she goes through complicated cataract surgery. Due to covid, her vision of shifting shadows has gone from bad to blind as surgeries were canceled and clinics closed. Will the doctors be able to reverse what many years of hard labor in fields, child bearing, and refugee camp life has compromised? We shall see. Unlike the shifting shadows of life, this woman is rock solid in her faith that God will do what is best for her. “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord. (Prov. 21:31)” I know that my prayer is that the operation will restore vision but I also know that whatever the outcome, God will walk with her and will not shift like shadows that scare us.

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