Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cough, cough...sure is dusty around here!

It's been a long time since I pounded the keys in this little corner.  Not sure how often I'll be back, but I miss pondering and mulling and putting words to things.  There's just not always time these days.

So why do I pause here today?  This site stirred me today.  A December rainbow.

(Actually it's an image from the internet. I didn't have my camera at the time, but this image will do.)

Taking Ethan today the sun was breaking through the clouds.  As we walked to the building a shower of rain began to fall.  When Lydia and I turned around to head back to the car, we were greeted with a brilliant rainbow.  Actually it was a full rainbow- a complete arch of promise from one side to the other.  And a full double rainbow-  a mirror image of color, with the faint hint of a third one on the side.

Lydia and I just stood there and gazed upwards.  Finally we got in the car and drove home, still keeping our eye on the colored bow as a Christmas carol played on the radio.  I began to ponder.  My heart was full, remembering God's promise to Noah.  Noah had been warned of judgement for sin and followed God's plan of salvation by building the ark as God directed.  After the flood came and went, God graciously gave Noah a bright symbol of his promise to not destroy they earth with a flood again.  Now, here it was Christmas time.  Generations down the line from Noah, God provided another plan of salvation.  Instead of an ark, a manger held His Son, God in the flesh, who would offer His life on a wooden cross to deliver us from the judgement of sin.  

May your heart sing with mine today:

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing
Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

No more let sins and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make
His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as, far as the curse is found

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders and wonders of His love


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