We stepped into an unknown world, shrouded in mist. Our entire neighborhood was blanketed in sweet, sparkling silver. Pathways that just yesterday were clear and far reaching were now hidden. Mist obscured our vision in every direction. My little girl spoke, “Mommy if we didn’t know our home was there, we might think it was gone.” It was at that moment that I finally noticed the light – bright, piercing through the fog. Though it did not illuminate the entirety of the path, it drew our eyes upward.
So it is with life. Some days the pathway is bright and clear. Others are shrouded with uncertainty. With our own feeble efforts and dim sight, we can at best only see the next few steps, and then the next few steps after. Yet, we do not rely on physical sight but spiritual: “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). God gives us daily bread, asking us to trust him for the future – and surely that daily bread includes the Bread of Life Himself! He supplies what we need each step of the journey, and if we lift our eyes to look, we can find God’s light still shines even in the darkest nights.
We don’t have to see the whole path to know where our home is. We just have to keep walking with Him until we get there.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord,
when he delights in his way;
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong,
for the Lord upholds his hand. ~ Psalm 37:23-24
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6