“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, & it will be the sign of the covenant between Me & the earth.” (Genesis 9:13)
Saturday evening I was about to go to bed. It was only 9:00 PM but it was bedtime for me. My pain level was high & I hoped to be comforted by my quilt, & distracted by a good book. I had prayed that afternoon for some kind of hope or comfort. My pain has been high since my broken foot was diagnosed & my multiple sclerosis advanced. It has been a long season of pain.
But I had a strong feeling that I should stay up. It almost felt like a comm&! So, I lay on the couch & was looking out our front window. The front of our house is on a hill & our living room has a 9 foot picture window. Every season here is a wonder. Severe storms had just gone by. The air was crisp & filled with evening birdsong. The large shade tree near our house was budding out & everything looks a vivid color of green. It did feel nice & quiet resting on the couch with my husb& reading in his chair near me. I sighed contently & watched the birds in the trees.
Suddenly I saw a large, full, brightly colored rainbow! It was so big across our side of the hill that the rest of the sky fairly glowed! I started shouting! “Oh Wow! Oh Wow!” I clamored to get off the couch & to the window. With my illness, you must realize that my days of hoping off the couch are long past!
My poor husb& is saying, “What? What?” as his excited wife is flipping around on the sagging couch trying to get into the position to st&. I made it to the window & shrieked, “A rainbow! Just for me!” I hobbled over to the side window so I could see the rainbow more fully. A double rainbow!
My husb& helped me hobble back through the living room & down the 3 steps across the porch.
Instead of bed I was given the gift of experiencing a rainbow, & feel the cool breeze blow across my face. I stood still just drinking it all in while listening to the birds sing after the rain. For someone who is basically homebound it was a wondrous thing!
I know my Father told me to stay up. He had something He wanted to show me.
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
About the Author:
S&ra Platt is a minister’s wife & mother of 2. She lives in a beautiful area of rural Southern Indiana. She has had fibromyalgia for 19 years, & more recently has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She is owned & cared for by two spoiled 15-year-old cats. She is so thankful for the friendships she has made with Rest Ministries, & welcomes any comments by her readers.
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