bits from bob....

In a Fog

by Robert J. Young
©, 2002, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

An interesting article crossed my desk last week. The title, "Are you Living in a Fog?" suggests several applications. Consider these thoughts.

"According to the Bureau of Standards in Washington, a dense fog covering seven city blocks to a depth of one hundred feet is composed of less than one glass of water. That amount of water is divided into about sixty billion tiny droplets. Yet when these minute particles drift over a city or countryside, they can block out almost everything from sight."

Many in our world live in a fog. The anxieties of this world, even though they are no more than a cupful, cloud our vision and dampen our spirits. Very small things send us groping around in a fog searching for the light.

Many people, including some Christians, live in a fog of biblical ignorance. It is amazing how little false teaching can be atomized into millions of "droplets' which effectively hide the Sun (Son). Despite the fog, many seldom study their Bibles.

Many in the church live in a fog concerning church activities and opportunities for spiritual growth. Each of our ministries has at least one major project ongoing. Can you name our ministries? Match a deacon to each area of work? Name the major project?

Our elders have scheduled three major seminars over the next thirteen months. These have already been announced and publicized. You have been asked to clear your calendars. Have you marked the dates? Can you name the speakers? Are you excited about opportunities for spiritual growth?

Communication is always a two-way street. That is true of God's communication with us, and of communication within the church. At some point I must want to know God's will and to seize the opportunities for spiritual growth. Otherwise, the paper on which my Bible and my bulletin are printed is wasted.

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