I am a fair weather driver. In fact, I am not a very good driver. I am not confident driving in any condition except a perfect day. I would rather walk and do walk when it is possible to do so. It is necessary, however, to drive in America and so I must take on the challenge.
I am especially uncomfortable driving in the dark. My night vision is not good and the lights of oncoming vehicles are quite a distraction. I have a special pair of glasses just for night driving.
Once I needed to take my husband to the airport fairly early in the morning. Not only was it dark but there was also a fairly dense fog. He drove to the airport, but I had to make the hour’s drive home. Our airport is in a very large city, so the traffic and construction on the highway was also a factor.
You can imagine my delight when, after dropping my husband off, I experienced an amazing change. Daylight had come and even though the fog was still evident, it was as if it was lifted in my sphere of vision.
The way was clear for me all the way home even though the fog was all around me. I remember thinking, “God, thank you for the light and for lifting the fog!”
There is a real correlation between what I experienced in this driving experience and how spiritual things we don’t understand now will become clear someday to those who know the Lord. As Jesus is the Light of the World, He is the light leading us to reconciliation with God. He experienced darkness on the cross so that we might know light in our lives.
I know there are some things today that are beyond my understanding. I can’t see things from God’s perspective. His promise is that someday the fog will clear and everything will be made clear. I am looking forward to that day.
For now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely (1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT).