“..they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.” (Acts 5:15)
The Bible says that people were bringing the sick, hoping that they may even be healed by Peter’s shadow as he passed by them! What power!
Every one of us has our own shadow of influence which can either help or hurt the cause of Christ. In order to cast the right shadow, you must have:
The Right View Of The SUN (SON).
Anything and everything will cast a shadow when the sun comes out. You don’t have to be beautiful, smart, or talented, to cast a shadow. All you have to be is in a direct view of the sun. Likewise, in order to have the right spiritual influence on others that we should, we need to be in direct view of the S-O-N, Jesus.
The Right View Of SIN.
In the first 10 verses of this chapter, Peter dealt with the sin of Annanias & Saphira. You will never cast the right shadow until sin has been dealt with in your own life.
The Right View Of YOURSELF.
Peter wasn’t even aware of his shadow. It wasn’t planned or promoted. He was simply pointing people toward Jesus. Proud people will never cast the right shadow.
The Right View Of SINNERS.
Verse 16 says, “and they were healed every one.” Unlike today’s FAKE (faith) healers who only seem to heal certain ones, everyone that day got healed. Also, unlike these so-called “faith healers” today, when Jesus healed, there was usually an external proof like the man with a withered hand, the lame man walking, the crippled man leaping, and the dead coming to life!
Ask God to help you have the right shadow of influence on those around you today for the glory of God.