I missed the rainbow. While all of my friends seemed to catch it’s glory, I missed it. I was busy working at my computer before the storm, and I turned it off to avoid a power surge as it approached. When the worst of it blew over, I kissed my daughter on her head and told her she could again find me back at my computer, working. Avoiding the blessing.
Apparently it was a blessing seen for miles and miles. Vivid in splendor. Spanning the rain-drenched skies with it’s reminder of God’s promises. All of the Facebook posts of it’s beauty were envy provoking. Taunting like a school-yard game.
I missed the rainbow.
The sky outside seemed perfect for one. Through my open blinds I even said to myself, “I’ll bet there’s a rainbow somewhere right now.” But I chose to keep on working. I chose to keep my head down and ignore the reminder that God is awe inspiring and the producer of all beautiful things. I chose to remove myself from the pleasures of the promise. A promise that God is always good and faithful, even through the storm.
It makes me wonder how many other times I have done that. How many other times have I ignored God’s prompting for Him to show me something glorious and I chose to remain in the mundane? All I needed to do was go outside my little box of a house. All I needed to do was stretch my legs a little and I would have been left speechless by my Creator.
My heart aches to think of the times I have ignored Him when all He wanted to do was bless me.
Oh, how I pray to always be aware of You, Lord! May Your glory span the heavens and reach down to touch me on the shoulder and whisper in my ear;
“Child, come and see the beauty that I have in store for you today!”
And may I never again miss the rainbow.Follow BEDonham