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  • Lori Adams

Fog Bowl

I'm a woman, and yes, I love football! (Maybe you can relate?)

Yesterday, my husband Mike and I were watching all the playoff games. I am happy to report that my team, the Dallas Cowboys won their game on Saturday night, and are moving on. Now, if you're not a Cowboy fan, don't let that detour you from finishing this blog. It's just football!

The Bears and the Eagles played yesterday. All the networks were a buzz about the last time these two teams had played at Soldier Field.

"On December 31, 1988, the Bears and the Eagles took part in the famous “Fog Bowl” at Soldier Field. It was an NFC Divisional Playoff game like no others in the history of the league – where low-lying clouds moved across the lake and into the bowl."

We watched all the videos and story telling of this amazing and unforgettable game. It was crazy to watch. Terry Bradshaw was one of the commentators for that game. The booth they were sitting in, that normally provides a birds eye view, now was leaving them in the dark, or fog, as it were. Terry made his way down to the field hoping to give better commentary.

They say it started as a perfect day for football. But by the end of the 2nd quarter the fog began rolling in, just laying there, getting thicker and thicker. No one, not even the players, could really see what was happening, and yet, they continued to play!!

Now, if you have read my other blogs, I mentioned I have a tendency to make everything spiritual, and this was no exception. I looked at Mike, and I said, "Now why in the world wouldn't they just stop playing the game until the fog lifted? I mean it's football, I don't get it?"

Ohhhhh, how I seem to have the answers to all life's problems (include sarcastic voice)

And then came my spiritual light bulb!

I don't know about you, but I have had moments and seasons in my life where the Lord, in His sovereignty. rolls in the fog on my field. It seems to come out of nowhere. At times, it is so thick, I have no idea what's happening. I can barley see what's in front of me. I get frustrated and impatient as I have all these "plays" I want to run. I find myself acting like the fog isn't there, and just keep right on playing. Never just stopping and waiting for it to lift.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all you heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Maybe there is fog on your field right now, and you're still trying to run your plays? May I be so bold as to encourage you to blow the whistle and stop playing until the fog lifts?

Because, IT WILL LIFT!!

The Lord will test our trust and faith in Him. If we can always see and understand what He is doing, we miss the opportunity to rely solely on Him and Him alone.

To be still and know that HE IS GOD!

He is in control!

He will never leave us nor forsake us.

Don't act like the fog isn't there. Slow down! Take time to acknowledge the Lord. Let Him lead and guide you as you follow Him in complete trust!

The fog will lift, and you will see the Lord was ALWAYS there!


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