"My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky." William Wordsworth
Last night we had our first thunderstorm of the spring season. John and I sat in the sunroom to watch the flashes of lightning in the sky. There is nothing more amazing than watching God display his power.
After a sunny morning the sky gave way to some of the most beautiful clouds that I have ever seen. Finally, when it seemed that the clouds could hold no more, the rains came.
I was not feeling well and was lying down for a while when John came into the room. He said that he had something that he wanted me to see. He took me onto our front porch to show me a beautiful rainbow. He knew that I wouldn't want to miss it. After eighteen years of marriage, he knows me well.
And God said,"This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:12-16 NIV