Fog on I-71

We had to drive through some pretty thick fog during our travels this past weekend.  For about twenty miles we had very poor visibility with the exception of some momentary totally clear spots followed by what looked like a white wall as we went back into the thick fog.  The tail lights of those who (to be kind) apparently have better fog-vision than I do, would vanish just after they passed us.  I wonder if this is what it is like in our Christian walk.  Walking through thick fog unable to see, with moments of clarity that are gone as quickly as they came – like the ‘ahh moments’ I talked about previously (https://ke4juh.wordpress.com/2008/10/21/ahh/)

2 Corinthians 4:3 (ESV)
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing.

Colossians 1:26 (ESV)
the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.

Was I, while driving in the fog, like one with little faith and unable to see?  And, were those who passed me like those with great faith?  Why didn’t they slow down and help me see?  Are we in such a rush to get somewhere that we pass by those who can not see? 

Romans 14:1 (NLT)
Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong.

Mark 9:35 (NLT)
He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.”

Or is it just fog on I-71?

Heavenly Father,
You are the creator of Heaven and Earth; no one knows creation the way you do.  Would you guide us through the fog and keep us on the path to you and please forgive us when we rush by others on the way.  Remind us to slow down and serve them as Jesus commanded.  This we pray in Jesus name.
Amen

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One Response to “Fog on I-71”

  1. Nice and vivid illustration to describe clarity, mystery, and revelation. Do you mind if I use it for sermons and bible lessons?

    David Zook
    http://www.p4cs.wordpress.com
    A Physical for the Christian Soul

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