Rainbows remind me that storms do pass. It’s hard to remember during the downpour, though. But, something a friend said recently said will make it a little easier next time. She knows I have been going through a challenging season and reminded me that God blesses us during the storm by reminding me how we met.
A thunderstorm popped up as I drove home one summer afternoon. I felt so lucky to be inside my car as the rain fell in sheets, the thunder boomed, and the lightning zig-zagged across the sky. Then, I saw three people walking along the main road under the giant old trees as I entered my neighborhood. I had never picked up strangers before but sensed that I should and pulled over. They were surprised but happily accepted.
The couple and their daughter only lived about five minutes away. In that short ride, we hit it off. She said to me, you were such a blessing to us that day during the storm. I had never thought of it that way. I had always felt that I was the one who had been blessed that day. I had just moved to the area and didn’t know anyone.
Missing my friends back home, I had prayed for God to help me make new friends and had marveled at His mysterious ways when I met this family. That’s another reason I love rainbows. It reminds me that God is with me no matter the storm I am going through.
“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” (Genesis 9:13-15)
Shared by Patricia Wu