About a week ago we visited the Sonoma coast area and went for a long walk along the cliffs above the beach. We started out in the mid afternoon and as we walked the fog began to settle all around us. Soon it was like a shroud that came in and made it impossible to see much of anything but the path in front of us.
As we were walking I kept thing that it was a visual picture of the very experience we were having with the Lord. We know we are on the right path yet we are unable to see much beyond the next few steps. The fog is thick .. keeping us from seeing anything that will happen in the future. There was a strange beauty in this foggy scene..not the type that is so obvious on a sunny day with blue skies and white puffy clouds or the amazing view of the foamy white waves breaking on the shore below us. There was a subtle beauty that was expressing itself in the grey mist all around us.
It was food for thought for me. Here we were in this place knowing that on a different day we would have seen all those things I just wrote about. But God brought us out there on this type of day..to be in the fog.. to be with Him. Later as I thought through all this.. I realized that He was in that fog with us..guiding us down the path. One day soon we will see those blue skies and the sparkling water. For now..it is time to take His hand and keep walking.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19
This is both beautiful and encouraging, Alicia. Thank you.
Blessings ~ Wendy
You are very welcome Wendy..
Love this Alicia. Thanks for all you do 🙂
You are very welcome!
Sometimes, fog and rain and bad weather can be just as beautiful and awe inspiring as a sunny day! Every photographer will tell you that dramatic clouds, even after rain, can be wonderful for landscapes and pictures of castles and pictures taken from hills. Who doesn’t like a real rollicking thunderstorm now and then?!
‘ Moses then went up the mountain. Cloud covered the mountain.
16 The glory of Yahweh rested on Mount Sinai and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day Yahweh called to Moses from inside the cloud.
17 To the watching Israelites, the glory of Yahweh looked like a devouring fire on the mountain top.
18 Moses went right into the cloud and went on up the mountain. Moses stayed on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.’ (Exodus 24:15-18 NJB)
Interesting scripture Tim.. a cloud covered the mountain and Moses went right into the cloud.. sort of like us.. walking right into the fog knowing that God is there.. walking by faith not by sight.
God truly is leading you, Alicia, and has given you eyes to see it. Lean into Him, sis, and trust as you hold His hand. Your words are beautiful, and speak right to my heart. Thank you.
Thanks Suz..He is truly in this season with us and today I felt that even more as I wrote this post. Thank you for your encouragement!