The Promise of the Rainbow

I get really excited this time of year when the weather is constantly changing back and forth from rain to shine because that means it’s rainbow weather! One minute it’s raining, the next minute the sun is out, and I’ll go running to the windows to see if there’s a rainbow outside. Easter Sunday I saw not one, but two, or technically three rainbows. First a double rainbow which disappeared, the clouds came out and the rain started again – then a beautiful brilliant single rainbow. And it got me thinking about the promise of the rainbow. God promised it would never rain for 40 days and 40 nights and flooding the whole earth like that again. So I started telling Him that, you know, it’s been raining in my life for longer than 40 days and 40 nights. I’m not talking actual rain which, believe me, we’ve had a lot of here in the Pacific Northwest as well. I’m talking metaphorically. So I told God I was holding on to the promise of the rainbow in my life – not about the real rain, but about all the bad stuff that is happening. My husband and I split up, my job is a sinking ship and I’m going down with it. Things are not good. And yet here I am on my blog trying to sound positive and upbeat, when really, maybe I’m just trying to encourage myself along through a tough time. ┬áSo this week, I’ve been holding on to the promise of the rainbow, and I’m starting to see little whispers of hope coming into my life…

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope. ~ Maya Angelou

 

Rainbow at Seaside, Oregon
Rainbow at Seaside, Oregon

 

Lake Manapouri, The Kepler Track, NZ
Lake Manapouri, The Kepler Track, NZ

 

Yakima, Oregon
Yakima, Oregon

 

Doubles, Badgingarra, Western Australia
Doubles, Badgingarra, Western Australia

 

Some days, you need to remember the promise of the rainbow. The storms won't last forever, and the sun will come out again. Just keep moving forward.
Some days, you need to remember the promise of the rainbow. The storms won’t last forever, and the sun will come out again. Just keep moving forward.

 

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