TODAY THE WORDS are A LIGHT IN THE FOG. This morning, bright and early I had a thought come into my mind and it seems like a good topic to write. Some mornings are quick to lighten and it can be enlightening to drive in the morning light. The land radiates with morning dew, and trees and plants are illuminated in contrast to the land. Everything feels fresh on these types of mornings; but these are not the mornings which bring some thoughts this particular morning.
Have you had a trip, maybe to work or to an appointment, which was scheduled early and was several miles away? In order to get to your appointment on time, you found yourself leaving your home early. A fog was laying as a sheet over the land, hanging on the trees, and blocking out any light. For some reason, even though it could be a little mystical. Driving is slightly hazardous and total focus has to be on the road as a vehicle could be only a few yards away prior to actually seeing it through the haze. An animal can be on the road and the fog can make it impossible to see it. Nerves can be unsettled and frayed. Many accidents occur from the fog preventing a clear vantage of the road.
Life contains many foggy days, both literally and figuratively.
We have days which the sun shines brightly and we zoom through those days. We can drive smoothly and we make it to our destinations without any distractions or accidents. Then come the days the deep fog sets in and we have to slow down from our normal routine. Figuratively, we have the heavy feeling of our lives being blanketed in a shroud of heaviness and troubles. Either it is emotional, sickness, financial, careers, or even a sense of being lost.
The fog sets in on our lives at those times if we are not focused on the “road”. We can veer off the road and actually wreck. The title of the message is “A light in the fog” and I relate it to my personal life. At one time, when everything which could go wrong went wrong. I felt shrouded in the midst of the fog, and it seemed dark and hard to even stay on the road of life……and then I saw a light. It started as a cry from me for help and it first appeared as a small flicker and kept glowing a little brighter as I started looking in that direction. It started to put off warmth as well as getting brighter until I felt its glow of life and love. I started to see the edges of the road of life and I could see the pot holes better and hazards to avoid.
Now for the deeper thought…..
The light in the fog was the light of Our Almighty God who didn’t make me feel bad but God’s light made me feel loved. This light erased the hurt I had felt and seemed to shine the light on the right pathway. Today, if you are riding through life in a fog, look past all of the gloom and put your sight on the light which is there to clear your road and guide your soul through the fog and deliver you at God’s door when the road of life has ended
. “Straight is the way and narrow is the path” is a play off of the scripture below but is significant for us to remember while journeying through life.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Mathew 7: 13-14 The Narrow Gate
13“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14“For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
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