Skip to main content

The Rainbow

Posted by Picasa
I was preparing supper yesterday when I heard the sound of feet pounding up the stairs from the apartment below.
Two breathless granddaughters burst into the kitchen, eyes wide, hair askew as if they had run in from the wind outside.
"Omie--there's a rainbow--it's right out there!" said Victoria as she pointed to the north-east.
"We thought you might want to take a photograph," said Tiffany-Amber.
I was already on my way to the door to the garden with my camera.
Outside there was a strong wind and clouds were scudding across the sky. I braced myself against the wind to steady the camera and took several photos as fast as I could. The light was changing quickly and the brilliance of the rainbow was fading, but I managed to capture it.
For the rest of the evening I had my eyes on the sky and took many photographs of dramatic cloud formations and a flock of gulls that alighted on the brown field and then rose and flew crazily in the battering wind. It was a beautiful evening.
Tonight Terry called to let me know of the arrangements for our friend Bill's funeral so that I could pass them on to others.
As she was saying goodbye she reflected on the happenings of the day yesterday, and said,"It doesn't matter what your day's been like," she said, "When you get home, swimming lessons still go on--and trips to the mall."
"But," she said, "When I came out of the mall, there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky. It wasn't raining. It was just like a sign saying, 'Bill has arrived.'"
"I saw that rainbow and photographed it!" I said to Terry. We were both amazed that we had seen the same rainbow and that, thanks to the girls, I captured it--Bill's rainbow.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (New International Version)
9 ..."No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him"
— 10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.


Believe it or not I think I may have seen that rainbow too! The picture was beautiful and the idea that the heaven's radiated in welcome for Bill warms me. I'm wondering, did I, perchance, know this Bill?
Belinda said…
Dave, you knew him very well indeed! :)

How cool that you saw the rainbow too!
Anonymous said…
What a beutiful rainbow.
I thought so, I truly hope he is fully at peace!

Popular posts from this blog

Just Joy!

Our family has a standing date for Sunday dinner on the first Sunday of every month. Not that we don't see each other at any other time, but we all know that particular Sunday is pretty much for sure--and I look forward to it so much--the front door bursting open and our house being filled once more with the voices and vibrancy of six grandchildren and their parents. 

This week Spero, Brenda's new Australian Shepherd puppy came too, and met his extended family, leaving Molson at home to have a rest! He was duly adored by all of us.

He came with a dazzling array of toys and is proving a fast learner, already sitting on command and responding to Tori's training. I was so impressed at her technique of quickly rewarding a turnaround from any slight naughtiness with praise for "good sitting," or "good" any other desirable behaviour! 

Tippy had her hair cut stunningly and bravely short the day before; making a statement about who she is as a unique individual, o…

The Secret Adventures of Susan's Scottish Scarf

By Belinda (with a lot of help from Susan :))
I was saying goodnight to her at the front door this week when she told me. There was apparently more to the scarf around her neck than I knew. 
The scarf had been a gift from me for Susan's birthday on Tuesday December 18th. It had been her 60th; and that day I had treated her to lunch to celebrate. 
We met at a tiny restaurant, Port Soiree, in Schomberg,near her office. It was a restaurant neither of us had been to before and it turned out to be a gem, with artsy ambiance, amazing food, wonderful service and modest pricing. In other words, it was perfect!