Yesterday afternoon I did something I rarely do. I came home and then went back into town. And I should tell you that I wasn’t in the greatest of moods. I had just finished sitting through a meeting where my generally positive attitude had taken a profound downward spiral. When I got home I realized that I had neglected to stop in town and get gasoline for my truck. I was so busy trying to figure out what to do about my current dilemma that I just forgot. There were a few rain sprinkles in the air and a chance of much more rain for morning, and I wanted to avoid getting caught in that, so… back to town.
I was deep in thought about my future as I drove and I was almost to town when I noticed a huge rainbow stretched across the highway in front of me and appearing to touch the ground on either side. I just laughed. “Yes, God, I know. You’ll take care of it.”
My life is often like that. I get the least bit worried or depressed about a situation and God steps in for a quick pep talk. Sometimes He speaks to me through a child or a friend, but more often it is through nature. I’m deeply connected to nature, always have been, even as a child. I find great comfort and security in the order of the natural world. You simply can’t study the complexity of the world around us and think that it happened by accident not design.
I see a change in my future. I see a curve, maybe even a turn, in the path ahead of me. But it’s going to be a good change. God is already lighting the way.