We have had several foggy days recently. I remember traveling with a relative on a mountain road in Pennsylvania when I was a young teenager. This road was notorious for its heavy fog. The fog became so thick that we couldn’t see the front of the car. Concerned that we might run off the road or run into someone else, my relative opened the car door and while driving very slowly looked down at the yellow line in the middle of the road. He used this for a guide for quite some time until the fog began to clear. Sometimes in our lives there are things that cloud our vision. It may be the pain and grief from losing a loved one. It is important to remember that even in the midst of this fog, God is there. We may not be able to see Him or to even see how He is working, but know He is there. Just like the sun is shining and there is blue sky above the fog, God is working and holding you in ways you cannot see. Mary did not recognize Jesus in the midst of her great sorrow, sadness, and apprehension, and yet He was there. I know our God will see us through our foggy days and, if we listen, we too can hear Him call our name and His offer of peace.
– Dr. Neil Epler