Monday, March 23, 2015

The PERFECT Rainbow in the Midst of a Storm

Today has been a rainy day of sorts, with overcast gray skies that occasionally would just open up and pour water out like there was a never-ending supply, and then at a moment's notice, close back up... and out would come the sun.

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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12 comments:

  1. That is a perfect rainbow and a perfect promise. Praying for your sisters sweet little baby. That is always so scary. xo Diana

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    1. Yes, it was so amazing to see that rainbow that was perfect, and at the perfect moment too! God is good! Thanks for praying for them... any time a wee baby gets sick it is so tough!

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  2. That was a very beautiful post and I know exactly what you are talking about...it speaks to the amazing love of God. Will pray for your sister's baby.....hugs

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    1. Thank you for your prayers, and I am thankful for the amazing timing of it all... indeed God is GOOD! Hugs to you today!

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  3. I don't think I have ever seen such a perfect rainbow. Wow, you were lucky, rainbows are flaky! ;) I am sorry to hear about the baby. I am sending prayers and positive thoughts.

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    1. I know, perfect rainbows are rare, usually one side brighter than the other, or not there at all... and the fact that it shone at the perfect moment for me, is just amazing! I appreciate your prayers for the sick ones! Hugs to you today!

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  4. Amazing images of God's token promise reminders.

    Happy week,
    Kelley~

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    1. Thank you! It was an amazing promise and reminder! Hope all is well with you... Hugs to you today!

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  5. Wow!!! So beautiful and reassuring !! Thanks Sis for this!! What would I do without you?? You bring such calm to my storms!!
    We love and appreciate you and all your prayers and everyone else who is praying!!
    That is probally one of the prettiest rainbows I've seen!!
    Miss you all...Idaho is beautiful but Texas friends and family needs you!! Xo

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    1. Sis... I really believe the Lord allowed me to see this rainbow and to capture its beauty to share with you and my dear friend RH. This rainbow was a sign for you both (notice that there were two rainbows - amazing!) ... and we believe that all is well with our sweet little one! We are continuing to pray and believe she will be feeling back to her sweet little self very soon! Know that even though we are miles away from Texas, our hearts are never far away from you, and we hold you up before the Lord that His presence will comfort you in the midst of this "storm"! Love and hugs!!!

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  6. Life places many hurdles in our path, from time to time, and if we consider that a rainbow is the biggest hurdle of them all, a happy and joyful one, that our eyes can glaze over, to clear and sunny skies, then, we have nothing to fear from all those other hurdles that show up on our journey.

    Prayers and positive thoughts being sent your way for your sister's baby, and your friend. They'll be on that next rainbow that visits your Idaho skies, so keep a lookout for it!:))

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  7. Thank you for your sweet words Poppy! I agree that rainbows have much to teach us! Appreciate teh prayers and thoughts for my sister and the baby. They seem to be feeling better, so we are thankful for that!

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