In and Out of the Fog
|This morning as I was driving home from my sister's place,|
I couldn't help but think about how FOG and GRIEF are related.
|This parallel of fog and grief|
reminded me of some verses King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes.
You may remember his famous words that say,
"a time to be born and a time to die".
He is the author of this quote, too:
"All come from dust, and to dust all return".
But he also said:
"As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in a mother's womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God,the Maker of all things."
"the spirit returns to God who gave it"
But this is the verse that jumped out at me!
"None of us can hold back our spirit from departing.
None of us has the power to prevent the day of our death.
There is no escaping that obligation..."
I never expected to be comforted from the book of Ecclesiastes!
Nothing I could have said or done could have changed the outcome.
As my brother Dave used to say when he was amazed by something,
"Who da thunk it?"
(Or in better English...
"Who would have thought of that?")
"The LORD gave,
and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the Name of the LORD!"
Later this evening I hope to have another post on Rock4Today
featuring a name for Jesus painted on a rock!