A Double Serving of Peace

I’m racing about, scrubbing floors and making beds, and my cell phone rings and rings.  Who has time to chat at a time like this?

Besides, it’s storming outside and my beautifully raked lawn is now a tangle of leaves and branches.  Everything was supposed to be perfect as my family arrives for Thanksgiving. 

Nothing is going to be perfect.  I know this. 

I check the voice mail and a neighbor chirps:  “Go outside!  There’s a rainbow sitting on top of your house!”

The Rainbow

The phone rings again.  It’s my husband.  “Go outside!  There’s a rainbow!  Show the girls!”

We stop everything and observe this glorious display.  It doesn’t matter how anything else looks right now because there’s a rainbow over me.  And it’s now a double rainbow, barely visible, but there.  

I marvel at that sign of God’s goodness and love, that sign of peace.  It’s over me, barely visible, but there.   

There’s a rainbow over you right now.

A double serving of Thanksgiving peace.  


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  1. Oh my goodness, you brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for the reminder …
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. That can remind you that even though not everything is perfect, everything that needs to be perfect is. What a great double rainbow. I love to see that you put pictures in your posts. That way I can tell what you're talking about.

  3. I rarely, if ever, post a comment on any blog I read. However, your posts always delight and surprise me. Thank you for taking up the challenge to live life with flair and pass it on! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. 9″Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your descendants after you;

    10and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.

    11″I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.”

    12God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;

    13I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.

    14″It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud,

    15and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.

    16″When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

    Genesis 9:9-16

  5. It's so fun to know that we're not the only people who stop whatever we're doing to go look at a rainbow. I've been known to pull over in traffic just to make sure the kids got a good look. Yes, we may have seen them before, but they are always glorious!