Meditation: Clouds/Mist*

by
Susan Pearce
9/28/21

Location: Outside

Using all of your five senses that are relevant. Describe your experiences with the mist/fog? What do you know about mist? I love looking at clouds against a beautiful blue sky. I am drawn into the beauty of God’s infinite creation. 

Does mist make you feel a certain way? What does fog make you think
of? As I watch the sky I see that the setting changes in minutes from peaceful blue and white to black, grey and menacing.

What do you know and observe of God’s Word and world? (Wonder, Think, and Make Connections.) Why might God have created fog? What are his purposes for it? God is totally in charge of the appearance of the sky. What a great God He is. The different colors of clouds mean different weather on the earth. The Bible has used the word “cloud” to signify God’s presence. Many references will describe this later.

What might fog communicate about who God is, who we are, or about this world? God will not allow us to see Him. He is more than we can stand to see.

How might fog help you pray or lead you to pray? Clouds make me look at God in awe of His greatness.

What circumstances of your life relate to fog that you might pray about? As God so quickly change s the appearance of clouds, He remains in control of the atmosphere, just as He remains in control of my life amid ever changing circumstances.

What do the Scripture passages confirm and/or confront in your wondering, thinking, and/or reflecting on mist? “A miraculous vertical cloud forms close to the ground” representing God’s presence with Israel during their wondering in the wilderness (Exodus 13: 12); and “The Lord descended on the cloud and stood there with him (Moses) as he called upon the name of the Lord.” (Exodus 34: 5) The New Testament describes “The Son (Christ) … returning in a cloud,” (Mark 13: 26) and later says that “A cloud received Him.” (Acts 1:9) 

What else did you learn about fog from the Scriptures? I used to think of clouds only as drops of water. Now I see them as “God’s venue.”

How has God spoken to you through His world and His Word today? I marvel that God has to shield Himself from men, or we would die.

What application does this meditation have for your life? It brings praise to my lips.

How might this element serve as an ongoing prompt for meditation and prayer? Every time I see a cloud in the sky I think how great God is.

How long did you spend on this mist meditation? One – two hours.

What prompted you to pick this particular meditation? I just love pretty white clouds in a glorious blue sky.

RELATED VERSES

– “I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and
your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.” (Isaiah 44: 22)

– “When he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth.” (Jeremiah 10: 13)

– “The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor.” (Proverbs 21: 6)

– “Therefore they shall be like the morning mist or like the dew that goes early way… ” (Hosea 13: 3)

– “These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved.” (2 Peter 2: 17)

– “And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see for a time. Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand.” (Acts 13: 11)

– “What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” (James 4: 14)

*I am using “clouds,” “mist,” “fog,” “vapor,” “dew,” “darkness,” and other words and phrases from scripture interchangeably with Scott’s “Do it Yourself” template.

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