Into the Unknown…

A couple of nights ago, hubby and I watched Frozen 2.   This morning I woke up with the refrain from“Into the Unknown” bouncing around my brain.  Wish I knew more of the words, but that is for another time.

After having my morning coffee, I set out to do my grocery shopping, which I had put off until today.  I got into the car, ran the windshield wipers and put the car into drive as I headed out of our driveway onto the street.  I looked out and saw fog.   A lot of fog.  The refrain from the song going through my mind as I started to smile.

I drove down the road, not a single car was in sight, no one was outside, it was pretty eerie.  Again the refrain spinning around my head and I thought, this is literal, I am going into the unknown.

I saw a turkey vulture along the side of the road.  He was busily munching on roadkill for his breakfast.   Well, at least his food was provided, no braving grocery stores for him.  Just fly along until you see a tasty dead morsel along the road.  This one looked pretty picked over as I couldn’t tell what it was he was pecking at.  Hope he was satisfied.

I started to see more cars emerging from the fog the closer I got to town.  I was heading toward our Costco store, curious to see what it would be like.  Part of me hoping I could go in and pick up my normal things, but most of me knowing that would most likely not happen.  I drove down into the parking lot.  It was full, like holiday shopping full.  Like the day before Thanksgiving when people realize they are not just having their family around the table, but they are having three or four other families join them full.  People were sitting in their cars waiting.  Others were sitting on the curbs by the street lights waiting.  And then, at the door, were about 60 people all huddled together, waiting.   I continued into the parking lot.  I pulled in and around and headed out.  Somehow, waiting in a queue of about 60 people does not fit into my definition of that new term, Social Distancing.

I left that area, got onto the  interstate and headed to my usual grocery store.  It was busy, but not overwhelming.  People were all keeping a safe distance, and for the most part, people were friendly.   A few were grumbling, but, there is always a few in any crowd.  True, there were no fresh berries, at least the kind I buy.  Bananas were gone, and the meat department was basically non existent, as was the bread and dairy aisles, but I somehow managed to pick up everything on my list minus a few things that weren’t there.  I left feeling I had accomplished something.

I went into the unknown, not knowing what the shopping was going to be like.  I did not know if I was going to be able to pick up anything.  True, the shelves looked like pictures of third world countries, but, there were things there.

This is a strange time in this world.  The unknown is how we are all living.  We do not know what the news will be tomorrow.  It could be unsettling, but, as I continue to sing the refrain from that song (I really must learn more words to it) , I know without a doubt that I know Someone who is known.  Hebrews 13:8 says, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (NLT)   He holds tomorrow in His hands and I know He will carry me through, today, tomorrow and the rest of the days. 

Thanks for stopping by today, stay healthy, and safe and wash those hands!!!!   Cathi (DAF)


Published by marycatherinethomas

M. Catherine Thomas is a published writer, speaker and teacher. Mother of two and grandmother..

8 thoughts on “Into the Unknown…

  1. Wonderful story to help calm people down. Tinge of humor in an unknown time of “fog”. Thanks

  2. Costco can be overwhelming, lots of stuff and lots of people, I didn’t even wait today, just did a loop in the parking lot and got out of there! Thanks for the comment and stopping by today.

  3. Love the way your writing gives me pictures in my mind of events that could be troubling, but instead become humorous.

  4. Not gonna lie, I totally read this based on the Frozen 2 title, as it is a staple in our life right now. What gives me hope is that, in the unknown He is always there, and He has already gone before us. Hard, but true, and on the otherside of the unknown is His faithfulness.

  5. so very true Jessica! We didn’t see the movie in the theater, but we saw it on the Disney + channel. Our granddaughter loves Frozen, so we thought we better be up on it whenever we can see her again. That song is haunting and wonderful and the refrain runs through my mind often. It’s an exciting adventure when we head into the unknown with our Lord, isn’t it? Thank you for stopping by, I so appreciate your visit!

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