You can say that a shadow is a representation of the real thing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can see a black outline.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You may even be able to work out what the real thing is. A person or an object.⠀
But I don´t think you fully appreciate the person or object until you get a proper look at what is actually represented by the shadow, straight on and in it´s entirety.
The same could be said about God. Until you experience God for yourself, you will never fully appreciate who He is, what He can do and what He created you for.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You may see a shadow of Him through other people and their expression of faith. But God doesn’t want you to have a relationship with a broad outline of Himself. He wants you to have a relationship with the real thing. With His son Jesus.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
¨These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.¨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀