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:
Far as, far as the curse is found