The Twin Cities Rainbow Chaser

moving across the country…to discover what God has in store

As the Rain Slows Down

on July 19, 2012

Do you know what happens when the sun begins to shine while rain continues to fall?  That is (supposedly) when you should be able to see a rainbow.  I have heard that there the bow of colors is created by a complex scientific process…but I can’t swear by that.

I can swear by, however, that God is good (that’s not sacrilege is it??)  If you have read this blog recently, then you know that I have been searching for God’s will for an eternity (slight exaggeration).  My heart has always known that He would come through but I will admit that my head sometimes doubted.  The rain would fall without fading, without relief…and nothing would happen!  I couldn’t move forward or backwards.  The rain made life difficult, slippery.

My Camping & Climbing Trip

I went camping a couple of weeks ago.  The purpose of the camping trip was to track down rocks to climb.  Unfortunately, it rained one evening.  My friend and I were stuck in our tent for an extended period of time!  And then, we were hesitant to climb because we knew that the rocks would be dangerously slippery!  We had nothing to do besides read…and sleep…and stare at each other.  How’s that for a camping trip?

Ah, but that was not the end of the trip, nor was it the majority of the trip!  The time we spent in the tent gave us the opportunity to relax and refresh.  We had been going hard for several days and probably would not have taken this time off had it not been for the rain.  After the abuse of climbing, our bodies definitely needed some time off!  And when the rain stopped…life was different.  The world was different.  Everything looked and smelled fresh!  Do you know the smell of rain?  Go camping in the rain!  You shall not know the true smell of rain until you smell it out in the middle of the woods (with wildfires raging all around–we were near Laramie, WY).

After the rain

And that is exactly why God sends us through storms!  When our life is overwhelmed by storms, we can spend time fighting them…or we can take that as a sign that we should allow God to restore us.  We can also be reassured that God will bring us through the storm and eventually a rainbow shall appear in your life.

What’s my rainbow?  I have a job…basically.  Sometime in the next few weeks I will be moving to Minnesota to spend a year serving with the Minnesota Reading Corps.  There’s a lot that has to get done before that happens (specifically–finding a place to live!), but I know that the Lord will provide.  He always has…and He always will.

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