Saturday, November 5, 2016

Through the Fog

Sunday morning we drove through dense fog on our way to church.  Larry turned the car lights on, but it was still difficult to see much distance in front of the car.  Even the familiar surroundings were not clearly visible.  As we passed the soccer fields, there were two games in progress.  You could not see from one end of the field to the far goal.  There was not much traffic, but cars were still traveling at a slower speed than usual.  The fog began lifting a little the closer we got to the church.

The morning’s fog was a reminder that there are times in life when things other than the weather are foggy and unclear.  Some of the same lessons apply.

* It’s good to have light to guide you when things are dark, foggy, or unclear.
* Even in familiarity, there are times that it is good to slow down and assess all your surroundings.
* When it’s hard to see and discern the truth it’s good to have a team to help guide you.
* It’s helpful to have more than one set of eyes to help keep you on the right path.
* Extra effort is usually required.
* No matter what the circumstance or condition, it’s best to keep our eyes on Jesus to guide us through the “fog.”

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!
I Corinthians 13:12 (The Message)

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