Have you been frustrated at wanting to see something that’s hiding? The day we planned to ride bicycles across the famed Golden Gate Bridge, we woke up to a foggy morning. Fog is common in San Francisco, which is surrounded on 3 sides by water. But we wanted to see the bridge while we rode over it. We didn’t want it to be hidden in swirls of mist.
The sun came out, the fog lifted, and we rented bicycles and pedaled toward the bridge. There it is, rising in the clear blue skies. You’ll see an entire fort tucked under one end.
We had hoped for a clear day. Then the fog showed up. And you know what? Our ride was so much more interesting because of the changing skies. The bridge appeared and disappeared through the day, but we got plenty of views of the top and the bay below.
Isn’t that just like life? We wish for clear skies, smooth sailing. We dread the foggy times. Just as with our ride across the bridge, though, I appreciate the sunny days much more after struggling through the times when dreariness makes it hard to see.
How about you? Is some area of your life in fog right now? What are you hoping to see more clearly?