Spring weather... such as it is... finicky, and as double minded as it can be...
While I was in the kitchen preparing dinner, I just happened to look out the window as the skies had opened up and a downpour was in progress... and this is what I saw...
An absolutely PERFECT bright rainbow just outside my window.
I ran for my camera, because I know how flaky rainbows are, and in just an instant they can be gone!
Trying to adjust my settings on the camera quickly to capture a picture of the scene unfolding before me.
Called my daughter who grabbed her point and shoot camera and ran outside (in the rain!) to get her pictures.
My camera and I stood just inside the doorway though, and were still able to partake of the glorious sight without getting wet!
How often do you get to see a PERFECT rainbow just outside your window? Not often. We have seen many rainbows here, but most of the time, I can never fit them in the viewfinder of the camera.
The second rainbow, while not as visible or as beautiful as the first rainbow, still its faint touches of light graced the sky.
I felt breathless as the beauty of the moment washed over my heart and filled my heart with peace and joy.
The amazing brilliance of the rainbows was nothing short of amazing. The timing of this rainbow held great significance for me.
I felt as though I'd already had dessert at this point, even though I was still cooking dinner... the loveliness of it all in the stealth of the moment was pure delight. And as the light began to fade, and within a minute or two, the brilliance of it all erased from the skies.... I knew I would savor the beauty of this delightful spring rainbow in my heart for much longer than it graced the skies...
You see... the rainbow was given as a sign many many years ago after a great storm... and today when we see the rainbow, it is a sign in the sky that the Lord is with us through whatever storm we are in.
This afternoon, a friend of mine had called to ask for prayer shortly before I began dinner. Shortly after we spoke, my sister called asking for urgent prayer for her little 2-month old infant, who this afternoon was diagnosed with RSV (a very serious viral respiratory disease especially for babies)..... Several storms on the horizon... and while I was praying for these needs, and cooking dinner... see what the Lord prepared - a beautiful rainbow in the midst of the storm. It let me know that while my friend and my sister are facing a storm in their lives... that even while the storm is happening, the sign of the rainbow in the middle of the storm is the sign of hope that all is well.
Yes .... in the midst of the storm... the Lord can prepare a feast for us - a banquet table of peace and beauty - to carry us through the difficult moments we face.
I am thankful for the PERFECT rainbows that come in the midst of the storm, and for the sign of the rainbow that the Lord gave me to assure me that ALL IS WELL.
Blessings and hugs to all of you today! :)
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