“For now we see through a glass, darkly…”
1 Corinthians 13:12
On our drive to church last week, it was super foggy. As we drove over the Chattahoochee River the fog became so dense that we couldn’t see the cars in front of us, even ones just a few car lengths ahead.
“This is the kind of visibility that causes a 20 car pile-up” I hinted at The Husband to slow down as every muscle in my body tensed.
He lifted his foot off the gas peddle and said, “This is a great visual of seeing through a glass darkly”.
“It is?” I asked, keeping my squinting eyes on the road as I tried hard to bring objects into focus.
“You know, we try to clarify everything that happens to us in our brief time on earth. We explain it away with Christian catch phrases or we dig for a scripture to make it fit into our understanding…but really, what we have to accept is that we will see things about as clearly as we do right now in this fog. At best, our perspective lacks clarity. Nothing will be crystal clear until we have the perspective from heaven.”
I breathed deep and let my eyes relax. As I did, every detail around me took on a ethereal blur. When I stopped squinting for details and just allowed my eyes to rest on the haze my tensed muscles relaxed.
The Husband was right as usual, the dense fog was a perfect picture of seeing through a glass darkly. I’m holding onto the imagery remembering that it’s okay for some things not to make sense on this side of eternity. It’s okay to simply rest in the fog.
I’m still counting gifts my friends: #1074- a husband who pays attention to God-lessons ~