So there I was, looking up into a dazzling starry lit sky while pitch black, completely lost in the awe of God’s orderly and consistent universe, and I thought, ‘It’s been a while since a saw a…….’
And as God is my witness, there it was, quicker than a speeding bullet and a thousand times faster than the blink of an eye: the shooting star came and went before I could finish my sentence. Surely you could imagine my elation.
Growing up as a youngster, I saw them all the time. Must have meant I was always looking skyward at night. I met many people who have actually admitted to never seeing one, and I almost find this unbelievable. Anyway, that quick, the sky was once more alive with wonder, and if we care to think of such things, we may conclude that the Creator is well aware of what delights His creatures, and like the perfect Maestro, orchestrates a tune of eloquence impossible for man to ignore.
Then there was two nights ago. Storm clouds black as death, with the added colors of green and grey, dancing with the rain and hail, telling a story of temporary inconvenience, yet still full of majesty, the green landscape of earth standing out against the dull, when I thought, ‘Seems like a perfect setting for a rainbow.’
Minutes later the rain stopped, and like a dialed up prescription order, there it was. A rainbow of sheer magnificence, spanning one end of the earth to the other in the most exact roundness and circular display of God’s geometry. There were no words to describe such a sight. The display. The colors!
Imagine then, someone seeing such a thing, and having the inability to thank no one. Tell me that’s not a sad song. Tell me that’s not a life on the rockpile of hard labor, as to returning ‘no thanks’ for the unequalled awe and majesty of nature’s God.
Did God provide the shooting star and rainbow just for me? No. Yes. His glory is available to whosoever will, and I suppose many more looked at that time, in that place, but then again, maybe not. Doesn’t matter. I saw them, and I’m telling you, thus does His handiwork have wings.
And by the way, rainbows do not evolve. Ouch. God has kept His word intact, and it is a sign of HIS covenant. So the rainbow is a gentle reminder that God’s word is good, He does not sleep, and He consistently proves He is actually for us. His bow is not square, no, it is round, as in roundabout the throne, and a simple rainbow agrees with the shooting stars that our God is an awesome God.