Do you have some days that are particularly grueling?
Yeah, me too!
was sunny and warm.
I can't remember if there were clouds in the sky.
But certainly there seemed to be no rain, anywhere.
We had an appointment,
From the 25th floor
of the high rise office building,
everything was clear,
The sun was shining brightly
and glinting off the mirrored
windows of the other buildings.
the streets stretched through canopies of trees,
making the downtown look more like a forest,
than a bustling city.
From my vantage point,
I saw the cars,
and buses and bicycles,
and watched the symphony
of hurry and scurry.
There seemed to be some order to all of it.
But I couldn't help but wonder what the lives
on the streets below me were bearing.
What were the stories being written in those lives,
those lives on the streets below?
Around 8 p.m. our meeting ended.
We headed toward home.
Dusk was beginning to show the shadows of night.
As we drove,
I was sorting through files
and rearranging notes.
I looked up to my right,
just in time to see this rainbow!
It wasn't raining.
There was no rain.
In my concentration
on the task at hand,
I almost missed this miracle!
And I've lived long enough...
just barely long enough...
to realize that things are not always
as they seem.
still a rainbow
seeds germinating below the soil
then harvest comes
That's where faith and trust come in.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah chapter 55 verses 8-9
Old Testament Holy Bible
Are you struggling with faith and trust?
Are your feelings clouding your dreams?
Things are not always as they seem.