Monday, March 16, 2015

visibility low

Sometimes we want to see so badly we can taste it.  We want to know what's going to happen, who will be there, how it will work out, if things get fixed or if they don't.  We cry out for answers and we pray for a fix, for direction, for the thing to HAPPEN ALREADY.

But tomorrow is still covered in a thick fog and visibility is low and we learn again and again to walk by faith and not by sight.

morning fog at my corner of the world
I heard U2 sing it before the sun came out today- "It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's all right.  She moves in mysterious ways."  Maybe Bono's muse moves in mysterious ways, but so does God and He is doing things we don't know about and we must trust Him.

I read it this past week in Exodus and I loved it- the Lord says to Moses:  "Why are you crying out to me?  Tell the Israelites to move on."  (Exodus 14:15- emphasis mine)

There's a time to cry out and there's a time to move on and though visibility remains low to very low for all of us vulnerable and tiny and incredibly loved humans, sometimes we just have to take steps and move on- fog or no fog.

"Crying is all right in its way while it lasts.  But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do."  CS Lewis, The Silver Chair

2 comments:

lifeinthevillage said...

Oh I love this today. Especially today. Thank you friend for reminding us who's in charge and how we respond to Him.

Jennifer Hill said...

Great thoughts by wise sister.