I recently spent a week in Maui visiting my brother, his wife Laura and their daughter Monica. They live in Haiku which has the most rain of all the United States. It’s not a cold rain, and it doesn’t rain all day, but it definitely rains. Yet, after every rain, just when the sun is peeking through the clouds, a beautiful array of color beams across the sky. It happens at least five times a day. My brother is like a “rainbow whisperer”. He can sense when a rainbow is about to happen. It’s quite magical. The brilliance of the colors makes your heart beat faster with anticipating joy!
Just as the sight of a newborn child, the sight of a rainbow always brings a smile on ones face. You just cannot escape this radiance of light. For me, the sight of a rainbow brings renewed hope. Life can be daunting at times and filled with dark clouds that hinder God’s light. Of course, I know it’s there and I am purposely excluding His presence from my vision. Sometimes it’s a pity party or a “I can do this myself’.” It has also been dark times of pain, betrayal and brokenness. Yet, in His mercy of perseverance, He will share a hint of promise of a new day with a spectacular prism show. Most often it is when I least expect it and believed my “rains” of life would just continue. Could it be that God is just waiting until you can accept the delight in His grace and mercy?
As my friend wrote, “if you want to find a rainbow and cling to the promise of God…the storm must come before the restoration.”
Isn’t it so true of life. We just cannot appreciate the goodness and blessings without experiencing the downpours of hardships, and obstacles. It’s in the coming out of this plight that we celebrate in full color.
I hope you are able to give testimony of your “rainbow” moments and share in the promise of a new day!
Here I am celebrating a “rainbow” of joy in Haiku, Maui – November 2016
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