A Cloudy View

I like to photograph clouds in the mountains. Some head to the bright, sunny valleys or hope for some clearing, but I am drawn to this mysterious atmosphere. Your eyes do not see the entire landscape yet silhouettes of beauty emerge that draw your attention to shapes and objects you might otherwise miss or take for granted in full light.

Of course, there is a downside too. Obviously you cannot see the whole picture before you -- you only see in part. And if you're driving a vehicle then this can be hazardous since you cannot always know or predict what may be just a few feet in front of you. So, you slow down, say a prayer, and proceed with caution.

We often find ourselves traveling through life as if we were in a cloud. Those who follow Christ do so trusting that what they say and do is God-honoring and within His perfect will, but we all make errors in judgment and lose sight of the road before us. So, we say a prayer and put our trust in the One who knows the way even when we are clueless. Still, there are three things that we know we should always do even when all else is unclear.

1) Keep trusting and putting our faith in Jesus
2) Place our hope in the One who holds our future
3) Love God and love others genuinely

1 Corinthians 13:12-13
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

If all else seems cloudy and your purpose unclear; if all you see are silhouettes of what may be before you; as long as you can sense the pavement of God's leading underneath your feet, then just press on with God's love in your heart.


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