Our family took a trip to Hilton Head Island recently. We unpacked the vehicles, unloaded the bags into the condo and then we took off to see the beach.
As we were headed to the pier, we pointed out the pond, trees, and flowers to our daughter, Joy, and then we all seemed to look up at the same time to see the most glorious rainbow that was shining bright over the ocean.
For me, that was a moment of remembrance of how incredibly good God is.
There I stood watching proudly as my 2-year-old walked hand-in-hand with her “Da,” her grandfather, and she was seeing this big, bright, beautiful rainbow up-close.
There was something else incredible about this rainbow, we saw the other end of it. I can’t ever remember seeing the other end of rainbow in my lifetime.
I just had to take a moment and thank my Heavenly Father for this goodness I was basking in. There is nothing like the fresh ocean air, laughter of a child and everyone in complete awe of the promise of the Lord staring us all in the face.
The rainbow is God’s promise to not flood the Earth again. But that is just one of His many promises to us, and that is a different column for a different day.
Here is what is on my heart today — our incredibly all-forgiving Savior is incredibly creative.
Have you ever wondered why He chose to take several days to make this amazingly detailed Earth, instead of just doing it all in one day? I don’t think I ever wondered about that until I saw that marvelous rainbow. The colors were so bright and vivid and seemed to be so on-purpose.
Although I know that my faith in the Lord is what brings me and takes me through many things in my life, to see the other end of that rainbow brought completion to my heart in so many areas of my life.
It was almost like Jesus was reminding me, “My child, I’ve got you in the palm of my hand. You are my child whom I created for a reason and purpose.”
Now that I think about that rainbow again, the phrase “it is well with my soul” comes to mind. And oh, how it is well with my soul.
Take this time to bask in His creations. He has made this world such a beautiful place, and no matter what we do to mess it up, it is still His. To be able to escape from the ebbs and flows of our daily lives and just relax in a different place in this world — created by our grand Creator — and be reminded of how He has it all control brings such peace to my heart.
One more thing. While vacationing with my in-laws, George and Janie Wells, I was also reminded of how God has blessed my socks off. To be able to watch my daughter be loved so much by two people who absolutely adore her was God reminding me that He has indeed given me the desires of my heart.
The desire of my heart was to have a family of my own one day and to make sure that any children I ever had would be loved beyond their comprehension. Seeing the other end of that rainbow in Hilton Head Island was God reminding me that my desires had come to completion, as I watched Joy walk hand in hand with Da, and as I stood beside my incredibly sweet mother-in-law, Janie and beside my soulmate, Kevin Wells.
God has been so good to me in my life, so good. His promise to love me unconditionally was proven to me once again seeing a rainbow created by Him. I felt like that rainbow was made just for me.
Julie Wells is the editorial assistant in the newsroom at the Rockdale Citizen. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.