Many early mornings on Dauphin Island, I’ve walked out on the deck to find the entire area enveloped in fog. At times the fog is so thick that it obscures the familiar landmarks from view. Because of limited visibility, driving can be hazardous. Traffic on the waterways can be especially risky. However, all along the coastline from Mobile to Bayou La Batre, people are familiar with the coastal fog and used to dealing with it.
I am not an expert on fog, but let me share a few things I do know. I know with heavy fog, you can walk through it, talk through it, throw a rock through it, but you can’t see through it. It can conceal things that are right before us. On Dauphin, I am accustomed to looking across the bay and seeing the bridge that connects the Island to the mainland. When heavy fog comes in, it is impossible to see this vital lifeline connector. Even though I know the causeway and bridge are still there, being able to see them is really comforting.
There are events in our personal lives that may obscure our view of things that are eternal. Because of spiritual fog, we can lose contact with our lifeline that is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 13:12a (Message): “We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist”. Just like a fog that covers the bay, however, this spiritual fog can be dissolved. We must have faith to believe Jesus is there even though circumstances obstruct our vision. We need to be assured that He loves us and wants to clear the fog. 1 Corinthians 13:12b: “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!”
Has spiritual fog rolled into your life? Is it blocking your view of the Savior? He is there by your side, even if you don’t see Him. Have faith in His presence and love. Call out to Him. Let the SON clear away the fog.
Allow me to paraphrase the lyrics of a popular Johnny Nash recording, “I can see clearly now, the fog is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the thick clouds that had me blind. It’s gonna’ be a bright, bright sunshiny day.”
~ Brother Roy