Foggy day

On a foggy day, you can’t see what’s ahead. We don’t know what the future holds, either, but we trust that God is there.

This video was originally recorded as part of the March 29, 2020 online worship service at my church. It was near the beginning of our new form of worship, and I had a lot to learn about what ministry to children and families would look like. I’m still learning a new way, and I trust that somewhere in the fog, God will lead us.

The other morning I was outside very early, and the air was filled with a thick fog. The fog surrounded me like a cloud, and it became all I could see.

I couldn’t see very far in front of me. I couldn’t see the flowers or the birds or the tops of the trees. I didn’t even see any other people. Everything was kind of…weird. And I felt a little bit alone.

I almost feel like our whole world is in a fog right now. It’s kind of scary not to be able to see what’s up ahead.

I like to plan things, and right now I can’t seem to plan anything. We don’t know how long we have to stay home. We don’t know when we will go back to school or work, or what kind of work we will go back to. We can’t see how or when this crisis is going to end. We are surrounded by something that feels really weird, and it might have become all that we can see.

But what we do know is that we are not alone. God is with us in the fog. God is with us in our homes. God is always with us.

So right now, just like we do on a foggy day, we can slow down, be extra careful, and watch out for others. And most of all, we can trust that God is right beside us, guiding our way.

The Bible tells us about that. We read in Eugene Peterson’s The Message from 2 Corinthians 5:6-7: “That’s why we live with such good cheer. You won’t see us drooping our heads or dragging our feet! Cramped conditions here don’t get us down. They only remind us of the spacious living conditions ahead. It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going.”

Remember to walk by faith, not by sight. And do not be afraid. God is with us. We are not alone.

“Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.”

Corrie Ten Boom

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