I don’t know about you, but in New Mexico we don’t have much opportunity to drive through fog. But this morning, in the dark, surrounded by a fog bank I got to watch light take on a whole new value.
Your lights are great but they just seem to just bounce blindingly off the fog. In this situation your light is actually very isolating because your lights make it impossible to see any other structure that lacks light. In life the truth is the light. In the fog of life the light of knowing Jesus is of supreme importance. But that light isolates us from the dark of the world around because there is such contrast between white and black.
When our fellow travelers are alongside us, we can use their lights to see more effectively. Just like those who seek Jesus with us. Together we see more, travel more safely and comfortably. And we both follow Jesus who is like a car far ahead where we can barely see the taillights. But the light that we do see assures us He has walked our road – it is possible. So we keep our eyes on those taillights and keeping moving forward.
But in the fog, even the lights coming from the opposite direction are welcome. Their lights show us exactly how far we can see. The same in life. When we see someone hurtling down the absolutely wrong path – in addiction, religion, philosophy or X – it illuminates the difference Christ makes in our lives. It is like a backhanded compliment – it is an encouragement while at the same time grieving our hearts as a person loved by God runs from Him.
But the best lights in the fog are ones that aren’t moving like the billboards along the interstate. We all need sign posts in life that say, “This is the way – walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21) The Bible is ours – a lamp and a light.
Who knew you could learn so much in fog?
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.