Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Double Serving of Peace

I'm racing about, scrubbing floors and making beds, and my cell phone rings and rings.  Who has time to chat at a time like this?

Besides, it's storming outside and my beautifully raked lawn is now a tangle of leaves and branches.  Everything was supposed to be perfect as my family arrives for Thanksgiving. 

Nothing is going to be perfect.  I know this. 

I check the voice mail and a neighbor chirps:  "Go outside!  There's a rainbow sitting on top of your house!"

The Rainbow
The phone rings again.  It's my husband.  "Go outside!  There's a rainbow!  Show the girls!"

We stop everything and observe this glorious display.  It doesn't matter how anything else looks right now because there's a rainbow over me.  And it's now a double rainbow, barely visible, but there.  

I marvel at that sign of God's goodness and love, that sign of peace.  It's over me, barely visible, but there.   

There's a rainbow over you right now.

A double serving of Thanksgiving peace.  



Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, you brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for the reminder ...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Elaina Baker said...

That can remind you that even though not everything is perfect, everything that needs to be perfect is. What a great double rainbow. I love to see that you put pictures in your posts. That way I can tell what you're talking about.

Roberta @ Silverwalk said...

I LOVE how I and others run outside to see rainbows. We have all seen them before but each one is special, like your TD double. Have a wonderful day!

Country Girl said...

Orange you glad you answered that phone?

We are, too. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo. Try not to stress too much about cleaning: people come to see YOU, not your house!!


Jess said...

I rarely, if ever, post a comment on any blog I read. However, your posts always delight and surprise me. Thank you for taking up the challenge to live life with flair and pass it on! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

9"Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your descendants after you;

10and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.

11"I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth."

12God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;

13I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.

14"It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud,

15and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.

16"When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."

Genesis 9:9-16

jenny_o said...

Peace to you and your family; enjoy your time together.

Anonymous said...

It's so fun to know that we're not the only people who stop whatever we're doing to go look at a rainbow. I've been known to pull over in traffic just to make sure the kids got a good look. Yes, we may have seen them before, but they are always glorious!