Monday, 20 February 2012
Shadow of the Galilean
Walking on the beach at Cruden Bay on Saturday, my husband and I stopped to take this photo of ourselves. We will smile as we look back - about ten minutes later the weather changed and it began snowing while we were still walking on the beach!
The photo reminds me of a book I studied at university called 'The Shadow of the Galilean' by Gerd Theissen. I loved the image that phrase brings to my mind. An image of Christ's shadow stretching down through the years (like my photo above) and covering us. He casts his shadow (in a good way) over our days and never leaves us. And of course, to be standing in his shadow facing him, we are looking towards the light.