He still sends rainbows

"He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good,
and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous." Matthew 5:45

It was a nondescript, ordinary, drippy spring day. But as I turned the corner my breath was taken away by the biggest, clearest rainbow I've ever seen. Even my uncorrected myopic eyes could clearly see each distinct band, from violet to crimson.

Being a Sunday-school child from my earliest days, I can't see a rainbow without being reminded that it's a promise from God. I know it was given to commemorate a specific promise, so I don't go around invoking every rainbow as a specific commitment to me.

But this time I threw up a prayer claiming a promise for myself. I didn't even have a certain promise in mind. I don't think I needed to. The rainbow was simply a reminder that God keeps his promises. All of them. Maybe the rainbow was sent to help me take note.

Here's how it came together for me:
  • At MOPS, Boo did a project with the theme, "My God shall supply all your needs, according to His riches in Christ Jesus." Considering our current circumstances, it was a nice reminder, but I didn't really take it to heart at that moment.
  • We got home and I brought in the mail. In it was a lovely card encouraging Hubs and a kind gift for our family. Those gestures are always so unexpected and so appreciated. In these instances, it really is 'the thought that counts.'
  • Later that evening, we received a message from another sweet saint who misses Hubs. She's talked to her son about finding a place for him with her sons' company. That may or may not pan out, but again, I can see God moving and right now that's what we really need.
  • She called again not long after and mentioned they'd just spent 2 hours praying for him. When circumstances leave us depleted, this kind of encouragement and intercession fills us up like nothing else.

I am grateful for all the ways God shows us his care, and appreciate the rainbow He sent to make sure I wouldn't miss it.

How has God reminded you of His promises recently? Have you had any 'rainbow moments' you can share?

PS--I'm adding this link to the explanation for "Prayers for Amy Beth." I don't know her personally, but after posting what I just did about how encouraging it is to know others are praying when your own spirit is so needy, I couldn't pass up the request. I hope you'll take a moment to read the post and send some prayers for Amy Beth as well.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

There's so much I could go into here about rainbows, but I'll spare you my limited knowledge. What I will say is that a rainbow is a firm reminder to God (as if he needed reminding) about his commitment to us... it also serves as a visual reminder to us of that commitment. Kind of like his fingerprint on a day, especially for those who need the witness of his presence.

Sounds like you needed it as do I. And this particular rainbow is, indeed, stunning. I see the reflection of another one in the corner. Is that correct? A double rainbow? Wow... God must really have wanted to capture your admiration and attention.

Be blessed this day with an astounding abundance of his love for you!


Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Thank you so, so much for your prayers.

TDM Wendy said...

Love the rainbow pic!

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