Types And Shadows

(Last Updated On: July 31, 2017)

In the book of Hebrews we’re introduced
To a cavalcade list of saints,
And how Christ’s providence can be seen through their lives.
Though in a way that is quaint.
Types and Shadows the Bible calls them,
They’re there for God’s people to see
The miraculous plan of Salvation in this world
That Christ only can bring to be.

We see spectacular failures
Triumphs, betrayers,
Action and so much more
We see Kings and Queens
And some very strange things
Throughout the Bible’s great score.
But if you’re paying attention you’ll be asking yourself,
“God, what does it all mean?”
I’ma quit rappin’ a minute to let God explain it
In Hebrews 11:13.

13 All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. 15 And indeed if they had been [l]thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not [m]ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.

And So we see that in this life
Things point to something more clear.
A Saviour and Creator who is a dominator
Of everything around us here.
He uses the failures, triumphs, and betrayers
To remind us of what’s real.
What’s stored up in Heaven is without leaven
And on that He puts His seal.

So while Moses lead Israel,
And David did too
There’s only one King that they all point to.
The Saviour on the throne, The Chief Cornerstone
To which everything points, alone.

Joshua David Ling
Joshua David Ling is a lifelong storyteller with a passion for adventurous and heart-warming stories. His style has been called a combination of Joss Whedon and Hans Christian Andersen. He has written hundreds of rhyming stories and serials since he began his publishing company, Rhyme And Space in 2014. And he has been involved with public speaking, entertainment, and storytelling since 2001 at the age of 11. Growing up in Alpharetta, GA, Joshua was homeschooled by his mother and father, and helped homeschool his 4 siblings. He currently resides in Augusta, GA, with his wife Kay Cee and Daughter Hazel, where he maintains a rigorous writing schedule, social media presence, and partnership with Fellowship And Fairydust blog and magazine. Joshua is available for: Performances and Public Speaking, Freelance writing, Freelance Graphics and Media, and more.

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