How a Simple Rainbow Made a Difference
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” (Genesis 9:12-13)
Kids get excited when they see rainbows stretched across the sky. So many colours displayed radiantly for the beholder. Adults try to take the perfect picture that sadly, hardly ever turns out. Moreover, rainbows are rumoured to have a pot of gold at the end but since I’ve never seen the end of a rainbow, I wouldn’t know. What I do know is that rainbows show up at the strangest moments. I’ve observed them in every season, even when it wasn’t raining.
The most memorable rainbow I saw was at Christmas — 10 years ago. I had dropped my son of at his dad’s for Christmas. This meant I was all alone driving down the road. I was sad. I wondered if I was doing the right thing by raising a young boy on my own. Being a single mom wasn’t what my future was supposed to look like. Not getting to spend every holiday with him, I was going to miss out on the excitement of watching him open his Christmas gifts.
I prayed. Please Lord Jesus, let me know if I’ve done the right thing. Tears poured down my face. As I prayed and wiped the tears away, the winter fog lifted. In it’s place was a rainbow … and then another. It was unlike any other rainbow I had seen. It wasn’t red, orange, yellow, blue, green, indigo and violet No, this rainbow was golden.
At that moment I knew, I was back on the road that God had originally intended for me. I had fallen off the tracks but here He was gently pulling me back to the place where I belonged — in Jesus. My road would be bumpy, but I would be okay.