When I got to the end of the driveway this morning there were thick gray clouds stacked high in the west. Like a wary dog growling deep within, the rumbling of thunder was distant toward the hills.
So thinking I could beat the rain, and preferring to walk in the fresh air, I set off.
The pink edge of the sun peeked above the horizon at 6:31 and was completely visible two minutes later before sneaking behind bluer and grayer clouds just moments later.
Then raindrops began falling.
But I was nearing my set point, so I walked faster, dodging most of the wetness.
Reaching my spot, I turned to go home. And there, in its silent splendor was a complete rainbow! So high and wide that my phone camera could not capture all of it in one shot.
Praise was my response.
And then, unbidden, almost like the Holy Spirit’s whisper, was the reminder “God put the rainbow in the sky to remind himself of his promise to never again destroy the entire earth with water.” (Genesis 9)
If God the Eternal needs reminders, I certainly do. And I find the best reminder of all his promises to me is to be in his word consistently.
Take time today to read his promises!