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Have you ever heard of a shadow Christian?
Shadow Christians are people who work in the margins—in the shadows created by the spotlight shining on others. Sometimes shadow Christians can feel insignificant or overlooked. But God chooses and uses shadow Christians.
As heard on KLOVE Jan 2010; Excerpted from Self Talk, Soul Talk by Jennifer Rothschild (Harvest House, 2007)
In 1991 I was invited to sing the national anthem for an Atlanta Braves game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Prior to that warm July evening, I had only sung the national anthem once publicly—at the opening of the little league season in West Palm Beach, Florida. Let’s just say that first experience was a whole lot less intimidating.
“The Star-Spangled Banner” is a stirring, wonderful song, but no one has ever claimed it’s easy to sing. I was so nervous. I rehearsed madly, consumed bottles of Maalox…and then it was time to step out on the field. A reverent hush fell upon the stadium as the players removed their caps, and Old Glory flapped in the wind.
I began. “Oh, say can you see…”
So far, so good.