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The fog and life

“I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.”

Isaiah 44:22

This year we are experiencing almost late-summer weather in the middle of autumn. But, it will probably not be long before the winter arrives. This time of year there is often fog in the mornings. Traffic reports always warn us where the fog is at its strongest and that we should take extra care when driving.

A few years ago I drove through such a dense fog. It seemed like I was sitting in my living room as I could only see three or five meters in front of me. Even the meadow at the side of the road was covered with fog. Despite the fact that the road was well-lit, one still had to drive at walking pace because visibility was so restricted that one could not see what could be in front of you.

Thus this fog is often dangerous for us and sometimes even conceals the beauty of nature. However, on the other hand, it can also conceal ugliness and places that are unseemly to look at. Exactly this picture is presented by our Bible verse of today. In the same manner in which God sends fog to conceal ugliness, God also covers our sins and trespasses with such a fog until they are no longer visible.

As in our environment, there are also beautiful and ugly sides to our lives. We are only human and unable to always be good. How good is it then when God sends us such a fog!

Jesus is this fog machine through which our sins become invisible. Through His death on the cross at Calvary, He carried all our sins upon Himself. He, Who was without sin, became the sacrifice for our sins. We don't have to slaughter any doves or goats any more when we have sinned – He, an innocent Sacrifice, already carried all of it.

We just have to accept this sacrifice. Whoever believes in Jesus and in the price He paid for us, is free and loosened from all sin. Jesus' blood is our freedom, without which none of us can come to the Father, He has made the way for us.

Next time you stand in fog, think about how Jesus covered your sins and thank Jesus that He took it all upon Himself.

Have you ever noticed that, in German “Nebel” (fog) written backwards reads “Leben” (live)?
And in English “live” (leben) backwards reads “evil” (''böse'').

I wish you a blessed day on which you are able to stand free before God.

(Translated by Linda Gates)


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Zur deutschen Originalversion: Der Nebel und das Leben

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