Trying To Understand What Can Not Be Explained
You are walking through your day, thoughts and actions skimming the surface of your mind. You are traveling 100 mph trying to get done all that needs to get accomplished for that day. Then a thought, a memory, a song, a word or a sound comes along and you are brought up short, skidding to a numbing stop. And, it is like an anchor drops and takes your heart with it into the depths of loss and pain…. Everyone who has lost someone they love deeply knows of what I am speaking. The pain is immeasurable and the loss literally and entirely unspeakable.
It is these times the Father reminds me of the Rainbow. Not the fact of why there is a rainbow, for we all know after every storm comes the rainbow. (It has become a cliché for looking for the “bright” side of things.) No, nothing mundane like that at all comes from our Father. What He gently reminds me is about His nature. What is reveled through the giving of the rainbow as a sign of His covenant with us.
If you were to ask me what the sign of His covenant should be, I would be answering things like-Great Lightening or Deep Thundering or Massive Wind or the like. But, my sign would end up looking a great deal like the storm. What He is showing me is what is available after the storm. He is revealing His nature and I am being comforted.
He chose the rainbow. You have to look up after the storm to see the rainbow. Rainbows bring delight. No one, not even children, are afraid of the rainbow. Rainbows are beautiful and delicate and bold. And you have to position yourself just right to behold its wonder.
I must not forget to look up and beyond my circumstances throughout my day. Lift up my head and delight in the things around me and delight in my Father. He is a good Father who loves deeply and knows the hurt and destruction storms bring. That is why He is not only there with me through the storm to bring peace but why He sets as a reminder of Himself after the storm. Many chase the rainbow, but can never reach it. Just as the rainbow is unattainable, so are His promises of peace, hope, and comfort if that is what I am chasing. Only in Him will I find His promise of a future and a hope. I must run to Him. He can be found. He wants to be found. And, He desires to pour His love over my hurt and affliction. That is the beauty of His nature captured in the rainbow.