Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Rainbow Connection

Harper is in a rainbow phase right now.  She LOVES to draw rainbows.  She is constantly drawing them on everything and asking what color comes next.  

She was drawing one the other day and I was looking at her sweet little 4.5 year old face and I started thinking about what an incredible answer to prayer she is.

She has no idea just how special the image of her drawing rainbows is to me. 

I remember the days when I was DESPERATE for a child.  I would spend every day praying to God and pleading that he would make me a mother.  In the summers when it was warm and the sun came up early - I would walk before work.  I love early mornings in the summer.  I would spend those mornings walking and praying.

One morning when I was especially upset - I looked up in the sky and saw the most beautiful rainbow. I felt so strongly that God was reminding me of His promise.  I know the rainbow actually symbolizes His promise to never flood the earth again but it reminded me of all the other promises in the Bible.  It reminded me of Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself it the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart".  

I also thought of this moment.

This picture was taken on Mother's day 2008.  I had known I was pregnant with Harper for six days. I had known God had created a miracle for us after years of trying. 

We were in Kauai and Scott took this picture. I was SO incredibly happy on this day. 

I never even noticed until later and we were home that there was a rainbow in the background. 

God's promise. 

I know so many of you are going through tough times. It may be infertility. Or it may be a hundred other things.  Maybe you are wondering where God is?

God never promised we wouldn't live through rain.  He never promised we wouldn't live through SEVERE STORMS.  But He did promise that He would never leave us or forsake us.  He is there with us.  Always.

I'm thankful for rainbows that remind us that after the rain, when the sun comes out - we are left with a beautiful symbol of just how much He loves us.

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