Seeing His Promises

On the way to taking my oldest to school, I saw part of a rainbow with brilliant colors.  As soon as I dropped my son off at school, I parked in the HS parking lot that had a clear view of the other side of the rainbow. I took these pictures.  (I apologize for the flipped pictures if you are on mobile.  There appears to be an issue with WordPress and some pictures on mobile devices.)

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It was really pretty. I continued to sit there and it seemed the rainbow grew more brilliant and unbelievably amazing the longer I was there.

I captured the entire symphony of colors that grew brighter and brighter and then blossomed into a double rainbow! I was entranced. Here are a few more of the pictures:

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After a few more minutes, I realized I had to leave to get to my Bible study. So, I reluctantly backed out and headed away from the rainbow. I looked back in my mirror to get one last glance. The rainbow was gone! I looked back in another mirror and even turned around (after stopping) and the rainbow was not there.

I couldn’t believe it. I felt so honored. It was like I was an audience of one to a spectacular show. I then thought that, of course, that wasn’t true because other people had seen it, so it couldn’t be what I felt.

But the feeling wouldn’t go away. I felt so loved. The day before I had asked God a specific question about my writing. I was discouraged and wasn’t quite sure what I was supposed to do. I felt like He was answering me with the rainbows. A rainbow is a representation of God’s promise to never destroy the entire earth with water again. I felt He was reminding me of His promises and letting me know He had a plan for my writing and me. Not only did I see one promise, but two with the double rainbow.

I again thought about the fact that so, so many saw the rainbow and I’m sure some saw the same concert of colors, but does that mean that God didn’t have me in mind when He put on the show. No. God is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. He knows everything, infinite in power and everywhere all the time. He talks to so, so many at the same time and addresses each one of us in an intimate conversation with the love more profound than any parent could ever love their child.

So, I believe fully that God did put this show on for me. He knew I loved rainbows and always thought of His promises when I saw them. But to see one grow, brighten, change and multiply right before my eyes seemed very personal to me. I hold onto it knowing it was an answer directly to me but also blessing others or maybe even answering someone else’s questions.

He does this stuff all the time. Just because it’s something many people see, it doesn’t mean that there is not an individual message of love and promise especially for you. I love that about Him!

~ Joanna Lynn

(Below is the entire symphony in order if you’d like to see it all.  Enjoy!)

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