Tuesday, September 26, 2017

There is beauty in the mist...

The picture above was taken this morning.   I love walking out of my apartment in Brookneal and seeing the bright sun.  But I am becoming more and more aware of the fact that there is great beauty in the clouds and in the mist.   What a great and powerful reminder to me this morning of that fact that sometimes the best in life comes to us in the mist.... in the clouds.... in those times where we don't fully see the sunshine, but we know it is there somewhere.

You can't tell by the picture, but the clouds and the mist were actually rolling away.   It reminded me of a song I learned as a child that is not on YouTube ... that's how obscure it is.  Think of it!   It's called "When the Mists are Rolled in Splendor" and the chorus goes like this:

We shall know as we are known, as we are known,  Never more to walk alone, to walk alone.  In the dawning of the morning Of that bright and happy day;  We shall know each other better when the mists have rolled away.
Some day the mists are going to be completely rolled away and we are going to understand and know completely what God was doing.   We are going to be at the end of our life looking back and it's all going to be clear to us.   

So if you are in the midst of the mist right now.... and you can't figure out why God is doing what He is doing remember that some day we are going to fully understand.  And between now and then we just have to claim that we are not God -- that we don't understand it all -- but that one day it's going to make sense.

There's beauty in the mist if you look for it.   

1 comment:

LC said...

Love that song for the memories too :) Here's a little of the theology though :) Satan is powerful and influential, but he is not omnipresent. Omnipresence is a characteristic of the Divine only. At times, one may think the Devil is omnipresent because of passages like (1 Peter 5:8) “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour”.

It is true that the Devil influences many people to sin, this might not always be him directly, but instead, an indirect result of his already established work in the world.

Have a blessed day,