God speaks to me through rainbows! They represent a promise. A reminder that God is in control. He gave me one at bible school when I was praying about the guy I was falling madly in love with.
I asked God for a rainbow at our wedding. We exchanged vows on the beach in the middle of a thunderstorm. I never sighted a rainbow and never mentioned my disappointment that God hadn’t written His confirmation in the sky. Weeks later, my uncle handed me a stack of developed photos from our wedding. He had captured a rainbow peeking through the storm clouds. God was clearly there!
God painted a rainbow in the sky days after loosing our baby to miscarriage in 2003. A promise that He had not abandoned me.
I vividly remember praying for a sign of beauty shortly after arriving in Ukraine and being shocked by the starkness of the landscape…gray polluted clouds, gray pavement, gray concrete block apartment sky rises. I begged the Lord to help me see beauty in the colorless place He had sent us to, and He drew my attention to a canopy of color shrouding the city. A rainbow!
Tonight, a very different landscape. Majestic snow capped mountains in the distance. Lush green foothills and pine trees. At sunset, God embellished His canvas of creation with a double rainbow. Absolutely breathtaking! He has shown me His presence walking through the valley of the shadow and dwelling in green pastures! His sufficiency in plenty or in want!
Me and my handsome cowboy. We are digging the pioneer life. Evie…not so much! She prefers a manicured lawn to traipsing through cow pastures. High maintenance girl!
Tristan and Daddy and their boy-toy.
My little cowboy crew