Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fog


I love some foggy mornings when it makes my commute seem so eerie. I’m cautious to put on my car lights and slow down when visibility is poor. Sometimes it seems to attack my windshield and suck onto it so that I have to use my wipers.   90 days after a fog there will be moisture (rain, snow, etc).  So I'm told.

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?

6 comments:

Ben said...

What a wonderful way to look at fog. I think the same approach can apply to many things, and that's the never-ending challenge: looking beyond our limited filters and trying to see things as the good Lord might.

Ben
http://ben-better-left-unsaid.blogspot.com/

They call me "Deb" said...

All creation testifies that there IS a God. And if the trees of the fields can clap their hands - why can't we hear God in the fog and mist?
I loved this blog and am thankful that someone else 'hears' and 'sees' God in His creation.

Rose said...

Amen! God is with us in all of the environment if we "listen". I enjoyed reading about all the different types of fog. I had no idea. I found your blog through my friend Deb (Truth's Vessel) and I have to agree with her, its good to know others hear and see God in HIS creation.

Dorothy said...

This was so thought provoking and yes if we allow ourselves we can feel God in all things.

Be safe

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Arkansas Patti said...

Thank you for stopping by TNS. Fog really shouldn't be feared should it. I find it peaceful.

Dee said...

Satan has tried to make fog spooky and eerie in movies and books, but now i will see it diffrently through your post. Looks like you have been doing a good dig deeper bible study...i need to get back to that kind of study..it is so uplifting.

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