Friday, September 16, 2011
Looking up and seeing a rainbow arcing across a still damp sky always makes me feel hopeful. I am not a big fan of rain or storms, as some are, but a rainbow following seems to be God's promise of greener foliage and brighter flower colors and a new freshly washed moment in time.
A promise that tells us we do get another chance to get it right. Some of us need more than one more chance. Glad there is no limit on how many rainbows can occur in one's lifetime.
Even the ever changing colors in the trees beneath this rainbow can't dampen my spirits. The fall colors are not inspiring for me, not exciting as they are to so many of you, but with a rainbow hanging hopefully high above them, they don't look so sad to me.
Perhaps the rainbow is trying to brighten their colors and convince them to hold tight to their leaves just a bit longer. Or perhaps, I am doing that and using the rainbow as my own personal 'tool'.
Children often choose rainbows as their favorite thing. I think it's the way one can hardly be sad or even indifferent when you see one. Rainbows require our attention and they also require that we appreciate their uniqueness and their beauty.
They are rare and therefore, precious. They are beautiful and therefore, admired. They are yet another of God's gifts to us and therefore, free.
Wishing you all a rainbow in your day. If not a literal one, a figurative one.
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