By then the pale sun was already low in the winter sky. The temperature was above freezing in the sun, and the staff had applied ice melt to the walk-way. But at the end of the ramp there was a dark shadow of the building. There, in the shadow, the blue of the handicapped parking symbol gleamed wetly from the pavement.
I thought, "there is still ice here in the shadows. That could be slippery."
It is just like our lives. We tend to be safe in the sunlight. The light melts our slippery hearts and gives us firm footing.
But in the shadows - where the light doesn't reach us - where anonymity tempts us - there we are still liable to slip. We had best stay in the light.
(John 3:20-21) For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
(1John 1:6) If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.