“Like an appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. ” Ezekiel 1:28
That is how the prophet described the way God looked to him. God is Light that dispels the darkest places in our souls. Everything is revealed in the light. Nothing can hide in the shadowy corners. The fact that God knows what is already in those shadowy corners (because He knows all) gives me pause for thought.. Maybe I am more comfortable hiding them from myself so I think I am hiding them from God. But like the widow relentlessly looking for the lost coin, He seeks out my hurts, unresolved angers and sin so He can lovingly expose them and lead me to confession and heal me. What a gracious and wonderful loving God.
No matter what we go though in this life, we have a God who came down and dwelt among us, so He understands suffering, betrayal, hurt. But above all He understands love. He is the rainbow in the middle of our cloudy, dreary souls. Have you ever seen a rainbow burst through and not smiled? Pictures are captured on film when light is exposed. If it was possible to take a picture of my soul, I am confident it would be surrounded by a rainbow. The same rainbow He gave to Noah as a covenant – a promise that He would always be there for those who seek Him. But more than that, I would see that in that rainbow were two hands lovingly and carefully holding me up to the light, exposing my weaknesses and mercifully giving me His grace.
Heavenly Lord, Thank you for the Light that You shine through me. Thank You for caring enough to expose the sins that keep me from full fellowship with You. You do this because You love above all else. Lord, it times of darkness, let me see your rainbow bursting through the clouds and again be reminded of your covenant with me- that You are living in me. Then, Dear Lord, let me be an instrument to shine forth that rainbow to others so they can be drawn to You. I humbly pray this through Your Son who is the Light of the World. Amen
“Let us then approach the throne of grace in confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16