Hope is a feeling that never gets old. No matter how much it drives me crazy. I long for the hope in life. I long for God’s little messages that say, “don’t worry young child, all hope is not lost. Trust in me that your life is working out just as it is supposed to.” Those messages take me down a notch. The fists go down. The wall goes down. The heart rate goes down. I exhale.
Today I saw a rainbow on the way home. Of course I stopped and snapped a picture. I was too deep in my funk to really be thankful. Then I saw it. The full arc. End to end. I could see the beginning and the end. I tried to snap a picture. Didn’t work. I was taken back a little and pulled a bit further up out of the hole I had burried my head in. Then it was as if God said, “Child! Look at what I am showing you. Look at these signs. Snap out of it!” So he sent me two rainbows, side by side. I stopped. I was humbled and disarmed. Mission accomplished. How sad that what usually takes one beautiful rainbow suddenly took two. None the less, I get it God.
Day 4 = Humbling and Disarming
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.1 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.
Lifetimes of paper rainbows…W the artichoke and child of God