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Rainbow Under My Table

On Saturday mornings I take my granddaughter to Brownies. The meeting is held in a suburb about fifteen minutes away from where we live and I usually go out for breakfast at a Mugg and Bean in the area. Quite often I am joined by a friend or my husband, but today I was on my own.

I hadn’t had a quiet time with the Lord so I asked Him to join me for breakfast and I read through the devotion for the day (I’m going through the Daily Devotions for Lent by first15 on my You version Bible app.) Then my breakfast came. I became aware of a rainbow under my table, caused, no doubt by sun rays shining through some glass prism or joint in the window next to me.

A rainbow appeared under my breakfast table

I don’t normally look down at the floor under furniture (unless I’ve lost something under my bed and use the torch to look for it and all I see is accumulated dust.)

I took it as a sign that the Lord was with me. After breakfast I still had time to waste so I read my book on my kindle. Every now and then I checked that the rainbow was still there and I reminded myself again that the Lord was with me. At one stage it disappeared but I found it had only moved behind the table leg and I could still see it if I peered around.

Much later in the day, after my husband and I had practiced some ten pin bowling, we went to the nearby shopping mall so he could deposit some money. It had been raining and there, over the shopping mall, was a rainbow. The Lord was with us even as we walked around a crowded shopping mall!.

rainbow over Cresta

The Lord is with us all the time although we are not always conscious of it. I feel so privileged that today He gave me two gentle reminders of His presence with me.

The Psalmist says, “‘Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!’ The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

My Prayer

Thank You, Lord Jesus, that You are always with me. You promised never to leave me nor forsake me. Thank you for the rainbows, little tokens of Your love to remind me of Your presence. Please help me to look around and keep my eyes open for signs of You with and around me. Amen.

The Rainbow Promise

JusJoJan 15 January 2022

This post is also part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The prompt for today is “a rainy day.”

Photo taken in Auckland last time we were there.

A rainy day means different things to different people. To a farmer in a drought, it means relief and answered prayer. To the picnic organiser, it means a disruption of plans and a lot of admin work to communicate and reschedule. To a small child, it means a wonderful opportunity to put on a raincoat and rainboots and play in puddles. To me it means, yay, my garden is going to be happy and OH NO, now we can’t hang up the washing.

To Noah, rain meant nothing at all. Up ’till the flood, God had watered the earth from below. Now Noah was told, by God, to build an ark because there was going to be so much rain, all the people except Noah’s family and the animals would die. Noah didn’t understand at all. And yet, he obeyed. Down to the smallest detail. It took him 120 years to build the ark and he kept going. Just on God’s word which maybe only came to him at the beginning.

God delighted in Noah because Noah loved Him, he trusted Him, He obeyed HIm exactly, and he used the skills and resources God had given him.

Quite often we don’t understand. God asks us to do something that goes against our understanding and logic. We might start in a burst of faith but as the promise lingers and lingers we get despondent and give up.

May I be more like Noah, trusting God no matter what happens around me, no matter how others may sneer and try to discourage me.

My prayer

Lord Jesus, I would like to trust in You with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding because Your ways are so much higher than my ways and Your thoughts than my thoughts. Amen.

There’s a rainbow in my sink

There are certain drudge tasks that we have to perform every day. There is absolutely no glamour, no inspiration about them at all. Washing dishes is one of those dreary tasks.

Imagine my delight, therefore, when I noticed a rainbow in my dish-washing water. It was a gentle reminder to me that God is with me all the time, even in the midst of the most routine chores.

I remember the story of a man who had fallen off a cliff and had snatched the branch of an overhanging tree. There he was, dangling against the cliff with the ragged rocks a hundred meters below. Then he noticed, just within his grasp, a juicy red strawberry. He plucked it and popped it into his mouth. “Hmm,” he said, “that’s the best strawberry I’ve ever tasted.”

The story was told to illustrate the concept of not only seizing the day, but enjoying the moment. (Carpe momento)

Jesus said, “Consider the lilies of the field.” Mostly we are too busy doing things to take time to smell the flowers.

My prayer for the day:-

“Lord, please open my eyes to Your moments of wonder even amidst the tedium of repetitive tasks. Amen.”