Monthly Archives: August 2014

Birds and Rainbows


It was a beautiful summer morning.   My husband and I  were contemplating and praying over a decision that meant  taking money out of our limited retirement funds.  As we sat in the warm sunshine, looking out on the balcony, several birds kept landing and perching on the railing near us.  We did not miss the message they brought us from Heaven:  “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  (Matthew 6:26)

That afternoon brought a heavy rain followed by a glorious rainbow.  We took note of that second word of reassurance from our Father: “Look.  Remember.  I keep all my promises.”

My husband had been re-reading Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest.  The words for April 29th, written so long ago, were important for us on the 19th of August, 2014:   “To be  certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, not knowing what tomorrow may bring.  This is generally expressed with a sigh of sadness, but it should be an expression of breathless expectation.  .   . The spiritual life is the life of a child.  We are not uncertain of God, just uncertain about what He is going to do next.”

We have prayed and made decisions based on trust.  Those decisions have led to current uncertainties.

Yet we are certain of God.  Birds and Rainbows remind us God is trustworthy. With the help of The Holy Spirit we are trying for breathless expectation, rather than sad sighing.


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