Last week Debbie Smyth of Traveling with Intent posted a picture called Trees in black and white that inspired me so I borrowed it and wrote this poem comparing the scariness of fog to the scary uncertain things of life. We can’t always see where we are going but we can always be assured that God is with us so be encouraged. In the old testament, Moses remind the people that God is always with you. Deuteronomy 31:6 says “Be strong and courageous. Do not afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you.” In the new testament, Paul also reminds us of God always be there for us. Hebrews 13:5b says “because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'” So rest assured knowing His love for you.
Eerie Quiet Fog
What is it about the eerie fog that mystifies us so
Moving quietly through the trees in the valley far below.
It snakes stealthy through forest engulfing each tree
Overtaking the land which once was thought free.
The coldness of winter brings a new kind of fog
Surrounding each limb and crossing each log.
Mystery overtakes them as we can no longer see
The coming together as one – quiet fog and tree.
In walking through fog, the light whisper you will hear
Is the trees reassurance, you there is nothing to fear.
If deep winter chill turns the clinging fog to ice
The crystal on limbs can make the tinkling sound nice.
But if the winds pick up shaking limbs all around,
The tinkling becomes cracking as limbs fall to the ground.
But a saving sun at last shows through, melting away the fog
Leaving only a dampness to linger around the trees and log.
The longer days of sunshine bring a warmth of hope to stay
As trees remember to wake and take in this bright new day.
The lessons we can learn when watching the fog and the tree
Remind us of God’s loving hand as he forever guides you and me.
As you remember His great love for you, be a reminder to others of His love love for them. Always Be Kind.