Rainbows

I was driving recently and saw a beautiful rainbow in the clouds. It had rained, and I happened to be outside at the right moment. I commented on the rainbow to my mom and she mentioned how often I see rainbows. This surprised me, as I hadn’t thought about it that way. Doesn’t everyone see them??

Growing up, I remember occasionally seeing rainbows, but it was 2012 when they started carrying deeper meaning for me. During a trip to visit my family, I found out that my grandfather had entered hospice and would most likely not live long. My granddad was very involved in my life day-in-and-day-out and greatly influenced my faith in the Lord. He deeply loved the Lord and people. I knew he hadn’t been doing well, but I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.

Thankfully, I was able to see him and tell him I loved him. Afterwards in the car, I couldn’t help crying. He had been such a big part of my life. How do you wrap your mind around a loved one not being there anymore?

As I cried out to the Lord, I looked out the window and saw a rainbow. In that moment I felt such an overwhelming sense of peace! It was as if the Lord was showing me that He saw me and that I was going to be OK. I felt like it was a promise from Him to me just as He used it as the symbol of His promise to Noah.

Ever since then, every time I see a rainbow I am reminded of that moment. I feel like it’s the Lord telling me it’s going to be OK. It might not turn out exactly how I want or expect, but ultimately He is in control and I can rest in that.

After talking with my Mom, it made me realize that the Lord is continually reaching out to reassure His children. What are your rainbows?

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  1. Pingback: “And Just When You Think It’s Rained Enough, It Starts To Pour.” – Anonymous | Adventures of a Single Pretzel

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