Saturday, March 17, 2012
I woke up today and found that the window of my bedroom had shone a rainbow heart on my old fashion wardrobe. My first reaction was God gave this to Cheryl, my blogging and Facebook friend. I grabbed the camera and went to snap the photo. To make the story more interesting, the rainbow was gone. Clouds have blocked the sunbeams from coming in. I waited and waited, and saw it again. So here you are, Cheryl.
To those of you, who say this is not a perfect love heart. Life is like that, our life is not a perfect regular love heart shape. There are times when our lives are bumpy and out of shape, but it is still a heart. That is why I love Cheryl. She looks for hearts all over the place. And some of her hearts are not perfect love hearts that my kids draw inschool.
But as I was getting the photo ready to load on Facebook, I was thinking. This rainbow heart is also for me. Hence this post. I am giving a short talk of my life in Mt Albert Baptist Church this morning. As I go over and over in my head what I was going to talk, God gave me this rainbow. I am not sure if I will talk about this, but I sure am going to blog about it.
New International Version (NIV)
God’s Covenant With Noah
11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”
Rainbow babies are conceived after the lost of a baby.
"Rainbow Babies" are the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it does not mean that the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and the clouds. Storm clouds may still loom over but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy, and much needed hope.