Dense fog engulfed my FIL's place this morning, and the air was heavy, chilly and damp. One of the cats crouched on the carport wall, his dark fur taking on a misty gray color.
When I looked at the this pic, I was reminded of Carl Sanburg's famous poem: The fog comes on little cat feet . . .
I like that word picture. But in our lives, the fog doesn't always come so gently. Sometimes it comes on the feet of pain . . . or disappointment . . . or loss . . . or confusion. Our world is engulfed, and our visibility is near zero.
But even when we can't see the next step, we can be assured that there is One beside us to guide us and to bring us safely into the light. The Son shines and the fog is lifted . . . in His time.
Fogs are a painful, often scary, always faith-testing part of life, but one day we'll become eternal residents of a fog-free, see-things-clearly place!
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~
A glowing, warming fire crackled and popped in the living room fireplace. As I walked past the mirror in the dining room, its reflection caught my attention. It was just that . . . a reflection . . . but the drawing kind that invites one to go sit by the fire and be warmed.
Lord, make my life like that reflection . . . drawing others to sit at the feet of The One who warms our souls and sets our hearts aflame with His love.
As we gaze on Your kingly brightness, So our faces display Your likeness. Ever changing from glory to glory; Mirrored here, may our lives tell your story; Shine on me. Shine on me. ~Lyrics by Graham Kendrick - Shine, Jesus, Shine~