by Barbara Latta
I packed with anticipation for the trip ahead. Ken and I were getting ready to attend a motorcycle rally on Jekyll Island with some friends. After weeks of rain, I was looking forward to a sunny weekend on a Georgia coastal island.
However, my vision was soon diminished by the mist of rain we left in and the fog that encompassed the island during the entire rally. The sun didn’t show its face until the day we left to go home.
Jesus taught His disciples about seeing the Father. He said, "I and the Father are one" (John 10:30), and "He who has seen me has seen the Father" (John 14:9). At other teaching opportunities He tried to prepare them for the trials they were about to endure. His death and resurrection remained closed revelation to their minds. They were looking through the fog of their own way of thinking, traditions, and expectations. They were still expecting Him to set up an earthy kingdom of which they would be a part.
They asked him to let them sit on his right hand and his left hand in his kingdom (Mark 10:37).
They couldn’t see the Son for the fog.
It wasn’t until the events Jesus foretold actually happened that the fog lifted from their spiritual sensibilities and the truth was clear. The scriptures came alive to them and they were able to obey Christ’s commission to remain in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit filled them. They went out into the world with the Son shining because the fog was gone.
Some cannot understand the reason Christ had to die. They question and accuse God of being cruel by demanding animal sacrifices in the Old Testament. They miss the fact that the wages of sin is death;because death entered the world through one man and through one Man sin was conquered. Their minds are foggy. (I Corinthians 3:19)
The sun burns away fog in the air. Our foggy minds can be cleared by the words of Jesus. The more we are infusing our brains with God’s commands, the more the fogginess of confusion will be dissipated.
“But God has revealed them to us through His spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10).
If your mind is foggy, search the Word for revelation of what you are going through.
Share the scriptures that help you dissipate the fog.