Saturday, January 2, 2016

Fog Ahead

"As soon as we acknowledge God to be the supreme architect, who has erected the beauteous fabric of the universe, our minds must necessarily be ravished with wonder at His infinite goodness, wisdom, and peace."  ~John Calvin

When Aaron and I arrived at our marriage retreat in October, the sky was bright blue and clear.  But the next day we watched clouds and fog roll in.  The skies stayed overcast, and our second day on top of the mountain we could only see a few feet in front of us.  Throughout our time there, neither one of us felt much clarity or direction from the Lord about how or when to move ahead.  We didn't hear a voice saying, "Go!"  All we heard was, "Stay right where you are."  So that's what we did.  The fog is still there, but it is beginning to lift a little as we look ahead to 2016.

We're grateful that God is the "supreme architect" of our lives.  Those of you who pray for us and encourage us and listen to us and support us every step of the way through the fog - oh, how thankful we are for you!  The fog may lift and we just might find ourselves hurtling down the mountain at a crazy pace to return to the Solomon Islands.  And God will be with us every step of the way with His goodness and wisdom and peace, equipping us with everything we need to do those good works He has prepared in advance for us to do.


Herding Grasshoppers said...


Cheering you on from the PNW :D

The dB family said...

The fog is beautiful despite the lack of direction. Kind of like our lives. There is still beauty even when God has not given us clear direction. God will make a way in His time. Hugs!

Ann said...

I love this picture, my friend. Beautiful. And I love how God uses the physical to reinforce the spiritual - to give us a visual picture of where He has us. The answer is always there. It's just not always visible.

Praying with you as the clouds begin to lift! Love you all!