Monday, April 03, 2006

foggy days, and faithful ways ...

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i snapped this foggy scene yesterday ... through the windshield of my speeding car, as i headed to the city ... i drove with one hand, as i fiddled with the camera and snapped a pic with the other ... aren't you glad you weren't on the road with me? *grin* ... honest it was safe - no other vehicles were around and it was a divided, two lane highway ...

the picture illustrates how i see life sometimes ... things aren't quite clear, they're just a bit blurred ... you can see the images, just not in that crisp, sun-drenched way ... but you see enough ... you know where the road is ... you can head in the right direction without fear of getting lost ...

and when i reached my destination the sun came out, shining brilliantly ... the same sun that was shrouded by fog and cloud earlier ... even though i didn't see it, it had been there all along ...


Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.
~Corrie Ten Boom, Tramp for the Lord


"Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God knows me now."
I Corinthians 13:12

12 comments:

Hikingalong said...

I loved this post and thanks for the quote from Corrie Ten Boom, she's one of my favorite authors.

Saija said...

berrymom ... i love Corrie Ten Boom too - she literally went through hell and back, yet had the sweet fragrance of Christ through it all ... and i like to encourage myself with these kinds of posts, hoping that it works the same for others! blessings to you!

Maggie Ann said...

Your picture is very lovely, I can see it enlarged in my minds eye and hanging on your wall....smile. Thats just the way life is. We have enough light to keep on keeping on and then some. And when we get sunshine hours, wow, how good God is to us moment by moment. I love that verse. Wouldn't it be great if we could keep in mind all these truths at once? We would be spiritial giants....someday in glory the clarity will come as you quoted. Thanks for the loving and encouraging comment you left me yesterday. All praise to Him who reigns above... ps Corrie is such a wonderful lady...I admire her & her family greatly.

Hikingalong said...

Saija, I will definitely be praying for you and Leo. God knows your needs and your heart's desire. Remember there is nothing too difficult for Him! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I appreciate your faithfulness in stopping by my blog.

Saija said...

maggie ann ... amen, if we could just keep our eyes focused on that light uphead ... the One we are traveling towards! blessings to you!!!

berrymom ... :o) thank you for the prayer!!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

What a beautiful illustration of Scripture. You are a gifted writer...and I am so glad to have found you!

Diane

Saija said...

Diane ... thank you for your kindness ... i just visited your blog and enjoyed your beautiful & heart wrenching post about your son leaving home ... made me teary, sniffle ...

Mindy said...

Saija...what a beautiful post....and so true too! Just beautiful...and inspiring! Blessings to you dear...

Debi D said...

That picture is beautiful and the thoughts that you put with it are great..."even though I didn't see it, it had been there all along..."
love it!

David Warren Fisher said...

Check out my latest posts, my friend. I've included your picture in my Attractive Drabness series.

Be encouraged today, Saija!

Resting in His everlasting arms,

David

Badoozie said...

oh my, you are a crazy girl. well as for your driving you do pay taxes on all of the road, so you might as well use both lanes huh?


good analogy, and cool pic!!

Saija said...

mindy ... blessings backatcha! i think that during my blogging time, i have been showered with so much prayer & blessing that i must actually glow after being online! :o)

debi d ... :o) ... i always tell myself that there is a lesson for me to learn around every curve ... sometimes i miss it because i get too wrapped up and busy - but my heart is blessed when slow down just a bit - reflect - and "see"!

David ... it is a sort of attractive drabness, isn't it! we had the blue jays game on last night and i was thinking about you and the new "season" in your life now ... may the Lord be blessing your socks off in your next phase of ministry!

susie-Q ... *laughing* ... you should be getting paid for your wacky humour! here you just throw them out to bless the rest of us!