I am never surprised when God sends me that gentle (and sometimes not so gentle) reminder that He is there….working for me, in me and through me. Here is the latest….
I love the story of Noah — how God rid the earth of all the yuckiness (no, that is not the actual word used in the bible), spared Noah, his family and two of every animal on the earth. I love how at the end God gives Noah a rainbow and a covenant promise….a promise to never again flood the earth. Each time I see a rainbow I smile….knowing that God is there, has a plan and He wants me to know that He hears my prayers. A rainbow gives me hope. A hope that no matter what lies ahead of me or behind me, God is there as He promised He would be. I just need to remain faithful. I may be swimming in deep water during my “flood”, feeling like I might not be able to stay afloat much longer, but God knows and will throw me a livesaver just in the knick of time.
Yesterday, as I was driving home I decided to stop along the road and take a few pictures of the soybean fields. For those of you not from the midwest, you may have no clue what soybeans even are….have no fear. Google it. 🙂 Anyway, I’m not sure if this year they are prettier than normal as they turn and are getting ready for harvest or if my eyes see things in a different way these days.
Then there it was….a rainbow….placed right there just for me.
I know it was for me because as I was driving I was asking God to keep me on the right path…to show me where to go, what to do…I was praying that He give me a sign. I hadn’t “heard” from Him in a while. I was shocked when that rainbow just fell out of the sky. I really do love it when He does that.
I know that I know that I know….that God knows my every thought and hears my every prayer. He is there….He is real….He is preparing a path for me that I cannot even yet imagine. He sent me the hope of a livesaver yesterday….to remind me that as I tread water and grow weary, He is preparing for my rescue in such a grand way that I will be humbled at what He has done for me, to me and through me…AGAIN. I thank God for His wisdom, His care and His patience with me as I tread water. From the top of my lungs, I praise God for the ability to stay afloat and wait for His livesaver.
Rainbow in the soybeans field!