Thursday, August 20, 2009

When God Interrupts

We hustled and bustled to get to soccer practice on time last night, only to have a dark storm meet us there. 

With no better place to go, we parked and waited in the row with everyone else. 

Just waited. 

Each in our own cars.      Waiting on the Rain

Not quite enjoying the show.  But rather awed by the fury.

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Feeling the wind rock the car, and watching it carry the sheets of rain across the landscape, we waited. 

For a good fifteen minutes.  We chuckled at how we had rushed.Waiting for the rain 4

And then, like a finale at the fire works, we were WOWED by a rainbow.  Which later became a double rainbow.  Which impressed the socks off the spectators in our car.

It occurred to me, that God’s fingers prints were all over this storm.  It was as though He had brought our crazy lives to an unavoidable halt, and given us front row seats, just to remind us of His presence.   His power.  And His promises. 

God is like that.  Thankfully.  Waiting for the rain 6

Aptly reminded, the boys ran off to play soccer on a freshly washed field, and I was left to contemplate how God gets our attention.   Ashamed that He should need to.  And amazed that He would want to.

Linked to: A Thousand Words Thursday, and Thankful Thursday


Anonymous said...

Wow!! Girl, that can preach! :)

I love the last paragraph! I may steal it for my Facebook status! HA

Mommy Jamie said...

What a beautiful reminder! It is all to easy to get caught up in "life" that we forget the One who gave us life isn't it?
Happy ATWT!

Sally said...

Priceless and Powerful, you have a way with words!

Candy Graber said...

I love it when God takes over! Great pics too! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Glad you were able to appreciate the moment and thanks for taking the picture of the rainbow,for us!

Just Breathe said...

I love how God shows His presence in our daily life. Great photo of the rainbow.

Denise said...

Such a powerful post, bless you for sharing.

Nicolasa said...

Wow, what a wonderful post and thread of pictures. Thank you so much for sharing.
Happy ATWT!

Serendipity said...

Indeed! Love the rainbow picture! I was sharing about rainbows on my thankful post too. Many blessings to you!

Emily said...

Great insight. I really love the last part.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Very cool...