I knew there just had to be one.
My husband had gone into a store and I had chosen to wait in the car for him.
Thunder began to crack and lightning was nearby.
Looking out the front of the car, it was sunny.
Looking out the back window, it was a dark gray.
As it started to rain, I tried to peer behind me to see if a rainbow had formed.
Because of the lightning, I wasn’t going to venture out of the car, however.
When my husband returned, umbrella in hand, we began driving off the parking lot. As we made a turn, I saw it.
A vibrant rainbow!
Trying to photograph a rainbow with my car window down and the rain coming in was a feat for the persistent….
I have since pondered rainbows in a little different way than I have in the past.
We tend to think of troublesome times in our lives as “storms.”
We apply the word “storm” to a great many situations.
A stormy relationship.
A physical challenge.
An onslaught of something bad.
For a rainbow to form in all its dazzling brilliance, there must be rain.
As the dark clouds are depositing each drop to the ground, the light of the sun streaks across the atmosphere, creating a vision of vividly colored transparency.
While the storm is still going on—and even as it has just passed–the light shines into the darkness with a promise.
When we have those troubling times–those challenging situations and heartbreaking events–God’s light is still shining on it all.
If we turn to look, we can trust that somewhere—somewhere—He is forming a rainbow.