I’m not through.
When I left off last time I was talking about the fog that dominates this world. I think we forget that sometimes. The truth is that the story of this world, this existence, our lives is tragedy. God made a perfect world. The people He planted in it had perfect communion with Him. That world was corrupted. You can blame the cunning of Satan. You can blame the sin of Adam and Eve. You can blame the ongoing failures and sins of all of us. But the bottom line is that this world is dominated by Satan and it has been since the first failure in the Garden.
Satan’s primary tool is confusion. He keeps us in a fog of misunderstanding and confusion. He misrepresents God to us. He lies about His character and His involvement in our lives. We are in a fog. We can’t see the true character of God. And God is on the other side of that fog striving to get through to us. Life is a tragedy. We need to remember that.
There are joys in this life. There are times when we find that joy. In a sunset, in a mountain view, in the wonder of an infant’s smile, in the still small voice that speaks to us. But in spite of those we must remember that life is a tragedy. Life is a battle, a battle to break through the fog, to hear, to see, to know the one true and living God.