Monday, April 11, 2011

Eye Opening

Last week as I worked at my desk, suddenly the room grew dark. Reaching to turn on the lamp, a quick glance out our front window explained my dim situation.

A storm approached. The sky, blue just minutes before, suddenly grew slate gray. And then came the rain.

My poor pansies -- planted when the temperature was 65, surviving now weeks of freezing nights -- were storm-tossed!

It's a good thing they like water. And storms. And neglect.

(What, you know people like that? No, me neither. Now try to pay attention.)

Like most thunderstorms, this one lasted only a few minutes. Thunderstorm strategy: Rush into town, shut off the lights, drop buckets of cold rain, and then . . .

Paint the rainbow.

That was my original thought for tonight -- to encourage each of us that storms don't last forever. Even the fiercest ones don't have staying power.

But then as I was editing pictures for this post tonight, I noticed something. This is the first picture, enhanced:

Did you see it? Faintly, above the tree? Look closely. (Or if you've lost your glasses, just click on the picture; it'll magnify.)

Did you see that rainbow? Friends, it was there all along, hidden in smooth slate sky. Even when I couldn't see it -- the light was there.

Makes me wonder: How closely are we really looking?

Close enough to see the Light in our darkness?

He's there for the finding, and worth the search.

Squinting hard at rainbows,

Raising Homemakers


  1. Aww, thanks, Misty! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

  2. Just popped over from Raising Homemakers. Lovely blog. Lovely post. I agree. We can see so much more whenever we take a closer look.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Dayle! We're all in this together -- looking for beauty. :)