Sunday, May 29, 2011

God's Promises Are True

I felt quite low as I drove along a major motorway on Tuesday night with my children in the back of the car. Feeling the weight of the book-writing as I had a deadline for Thursday. Aware that I was quite alone "between churches" in this interim period of waiting to see what happens next in work/ministry. For forty-five miles a perfect WHOLE arch rainbow was in front of me. I used to teach Geography so I have always been fascinated by rainbows and their relationship to weather; I love watching the refraction of the light through the water droplets against dark clouds. I have rarely seen a full arch rainbow and never for more than a few minutes. But we felt that seeing this one was not a coincidence (I had been having a secret sniffle in the first 10 minutes of the hour and a half drive home).

The three of us were open-mouthed as we travelled with this beautiful rainbow in front of us for forty five miles, right till we reached our own front door.

God's promises can be trusted. He has said he knows what is ahead for me and can be trusted, I've got to wait and trust and work hard to finish the book. The children and I talked this through - what does it look like to trust God through whatever life has for you? - as we continued to watch - after 20 miles or so without the rainbow disappearing, we had the sense that we would continue to see it right till we got home, another 25 miles later!

Thank you God. I'l keep on saying thanks no matter what for ALL the signs of your goodness to us.


  1. I had a similar experience last October. I'd had a terrible year, so my two best friends wanted to take me out for the afternoon. After lifting the burdeon of sharing my past with them, I felt drained, physically and emotionally, as we left we saw what I remember as being the biggest brightest rainbow I had ever seen!
    My friends were so excited to see it too, they were proud of me that I had been able to talk for the first time about events from my past, which was my first step to help.
    And they prayed for me and re-iterated the fact that God was faithful and true to his word, it was like he had been with us for the afternoon and said, "I have heard everything, leave it with me, it'll be alright".
    His timing is impeccable!

  2. Such an encouraging testimony TC, a really special story. Thank you for sharing it. Any other rainbow stories from readers?

  3. Anonymous12:38 PM

    Not a rainbow story, but whenever you feel low look up to the sky and look for a chink of bright light. On sunny days it will be easy to find, but even on dull and stormy days it will there somewhere, in between the passing clouds; then remember our Immanuel God and his promises, always with us, the light of our world and our path.

    - Park the car in a safe place first tho ;)

    Isaiah 42:16 The Message (MSG)

    But I'll take the hand of those who don't know the way, who can't see where they're going. I'll be a personal guide to them, directing them through unknown country. I'll be right there to show them what roads to take, make sure they don't fall into the ditch. These are the things I'll be doing for them-sticking with them, not leaving them for a minute."


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