Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Did you know that there are many different types of fog? Steam fog, precipitation fog, radiation fog, ground fog, advection fog, upslope/hill fog, valley fog, ice fog, artificial fog, hail fog, garua fog and freezing fog.
As far as I know, there is no mention of fog in the Bible. Clouds, rain and even snow; but no fog. Fog is basically a low cloud near the ground….so that being said I did find in Matthew, Mark and Luke a reference to when “a cloud enveloped them.”
In the Matthew 17:5 version as follows during the transfiguration:
1After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
4Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah."
5While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!"
6When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. 7But Jesus came and touched them. "Get up," he said. "Don't be afraid." 8When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus. 9As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, "Don't tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead."
To get side tracked on this awesome scripture, I’m going to go down my “fog” cloud path. While I understand there is so much more to this passage that theologians dissect, I simply love the cloud reference. I love that God used that. That he spoke from it. So, back to my foggy commutes – it leaves me appreciating the fog not as a nuisance causing dangerous conditions of driving, but rather for its beauty and knowing that God can use it in such a cool way - to talk to me.
We were talking miracles this past Sunday, and one thing the writer commented on was we are skeptical when we hear of “miracles” but yet alone we all pray for them at one time or another in our lives. True. So….God COULD talk to me in that fog….I think I’ll open my window when I pass through fog from now on….I’m listening, are you?
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