The early church moved in such power that believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. (Acts 5:14-15)
Peter’s shadow had the power to heal people. In a broader and deeper sense, the shadow of the cross has the power to save, heal, and deliver. When we allow the cross to cover us, everything that concerns us is touched, both bad and good.
The cross convicts us to do something about the bad elements in our lives. We already know about them, but God wants us to finally do something about it. He prods us to repent and receive forgiveness and blessing.
When the shadow falls on the good areas of our lives, we are reminded that only God is good. When we give Him everything we have, He blesses it to make it even better.
The shadow of the cross touches the deep places that no one else can see. If we give the Lord everything the shadow touches, He can change us to be what He sees we are. Don’t hold back from those changes. There will be a greater blessing in the end.