Updated: May 20, 2021
From Friday, March 12, 2021.
I had thick ground fog for most of the drive into work today. It hasn't been that bad in some time. By the time I hit the Highland Avenue Bridge over I-5 it was lifted a bit, but still foggy none the less.
The forecast for today is Sunny. I am reminded that there are times in our lives when we can't see or feel the Son. I am talking about the Son of God.
Some days are foggy and filled with darkness. Some days it is hard to see around the next corner or even the next line in front of you. Many days are cloudy all day but may I remind you, that if you could climb high enough, you would see the sun.
If you have ever taken off from an airport on a cloudy day, you get the visual. Within minutes of lift-off, you break through the clouds and there, in all it's glory, is the sun; brightly shining, just like it has done every day since creation.
Genesis 1:16-19 "God made two lights, the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day."
Here in southern Oregon if you travel north on I-5 from Grants Pass you soon rise in elevation. As you approach Sunny Valley, many times, you are high enough where there is no fog. I have taken that drive just to get out of the fog for a bit.
My point is this. There are times in our life when we feel the Son of God is out of sight. I assure you, He is right where He has always been since dying on a cross for our sins; since rising on a Sunday morning...He is sitting at the right hand of His Father, interceding on our behalf.
God is always there!
So, on days, it "feels" dark and foggy. On days it "feels" like your prayers don't reach any higher than the ceiling, on days you can't "see or feel" the Son, claim this text:
Romans 8:34 ESV "Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died, more than that, who was raised; who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us."
There are dozens and dozens of Bible verses about Jesus sitting at the right hand of His Father, but I think the most important thing to remember is that He is there interceding for us.
Intercede: "intervene on behalf of another, or to intervene between parties with a view to reconciling differences." - Merriam Webster
Jesus is pleading on behalf of those of us who have put our trust in Him.
What a powerful image! You can trust Him; even if you don't 'see' it, even when you don't 'feel' it. You can trust Him!
Hebrews 7:25 "Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them."
Friends, draw near to Christ. He loves you beyond human understanding. Trust Him even when life feels dark. And remember: Keep looking up! Jesus is coming soon!