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Diamonds in the Mist


Another day of fog,

another day of cold mist

sliding down the creek beds.


Another day of peering into the vapor

at the end of the driveway,

watching for a truck or car to materialize.


Another day of hidden sun

and missing shadows,

Another day of dripping leaves and eaves

and soggy shoes and muddy boots.


The fog has hidden the horizon, and the landmarks that point the way home are lost to me.


Another day of that prayer–you know the one, Lord.  I’m asking you again today.

Another day of sending my request into the fog that has swallowed my hope and sense of direction,

praying but feeling cut off from you, Lord.


Then I remember that fog is a cloud come to earth, and I stand inside it, and God’s glory is here with me.

Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.  Exodus 40:34, 35   NIV


In the cloud dropped to earth I find small splendors:

emerald moss, bejeweled grasses,


diamond drops of condensed mist, miniature water beads pierced by fox tail grass,


reminding me I am in God’s presence, regardless of how far I can see.

Sometimes the cloud descends, as it has today,

and I walk with sodden shoes on holy ground

with the misty weight of his glory upon me.


And that prayer–you know the one, Lord.  I’m still asking even though I can’t understand how you will work it out, but I know that you will

as surely as sunny skies will follow these foggy days.


We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!   1 Corinthians 13:12   MSG

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