May the Fog be Lifted



Today is the first day I have had clarity in almost two weeks; without being melodramatic, I have been fighting a cough/cold/crud/etc. for about that long.

But that’s not what I want to talk about.

I have been taking OTC meds for all this time, and here’s what I’ve found: although they have helped somewhat, what they have mainly succeeded in doing is ‘taking the edge off’ my mental clarity. I just haven’t felt like thinking about anything.

And that is a terrible way to live.

Unfortunately, millions of people live this way daily. For years. Decades. Forever.

And that is a terrible way to live.

I understand many folks take meds for real, diagnosed issues. That’s not who I’m talking about. There are so many people who choose to live their lives in a fog, falsely believing that the fog they exist in is better than the reality they fear.

I stopped taking my meds yesterday, and I feel like the people in the Claritin commercials; my life went from black and white to a high-definition, full-color, surround-sound multi-media extravaganza almost instantly (it may not have been quite that dramatic, but you get the idea).

I see this same struggle in the church; people float along in their hazy, lazy black-and-white worlds, not realizing (or choosing not to realize) that the full-color abundant life is right there!

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. Psalm 119:18

God did not send His Son to watch over a foggy, fuzzy black-and-white kingdom:

I am come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly. John 10:10

Stand up, raise your arms over your head, and breathe deeply, thanking God for the gift of life, and for the gift of His Son. Ask for forgiveness, peace, and abundant life. And clarity.

(PG’s-13 is my opportunity to share random thoughts from the church front; they may be 13 bullet points. Maybe 13 principles. Or maybe just 13 paragraphs. Go ahead, count ‘em).

Peace…Pastor Greg

About pastoroftheprez

Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Kings Mountain, NC.
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