I’ve been kind of in a haze lately. Not really thinking too much about our approaching trip to Africa if I could help it. It’s like waking up from a dream to realize that it’s only a few months away now. I’ve been occupying my thoughts with beautiful skies and dad’s Corvette. This week is pretty full. I have to finish buying supplies for our five day trip to a mountain cabin, attend a wedding and teach on Sunday before leaving on our trip this Monday. I figure I’ll be ready for it once all that gets done!The other day I noticed this huge cloud plum rising above the rest and I thought to myself that the rest of the evening might be interesting. The weather has been all over the board lately so you are never sure what each day will hold. This cloud looked like a beckoning hand or ears on an immense rabbit…you be the judge . The truth is there wasn’t much that could pull me away from the clouds until dad pulled up in this ! I didn’t even know he was thinking about such a thing! I still can’t get used to this sitting on our driveway though mostly it’s covered in the garage now…dad rearranged and we’ve got four cars comfortably in our three car garage now. I’m not sure but I think I’d be dangerous if I were driving this thing It has a 12 disk changer and a Bose sound system and though the top is hard it comes off so you can ride it without…ah yeah! You should hear the sound when dad starts it up! That alone is music to my ears There’s a difference between the kind of car I’m used to and this sweet little machine. Everything about it speaks quality. Dad is like a kid in a candy store because back in the day he had a ‘67 Stingray and always wished he had another Corvette…I guess his dream came rollin’ back through and I’m thrilled for him. I’ve heard of duel exhaust but this has two duel pipes
After all the excitement I got back to the beauty of nature …don’t worry this won’t be a let down! I began to notice an effect with the clouds having a hole in them…I call it the eye of God effect…it looked like God had a blue eye on this evening We’ve had some brief but furious little storms pass by. They have heavy rainfall and some gusty winds. Best of all they came with some of the best rainbows I have ever seen I’ve seen rainbows before but these were particularly spectacular We sat there just glorifying God for how wonderful it was and it just got better and better These bows were not only glorious but extremely long lasting! Honestly I don’t think I’ve seen a more beautiful thing ever! Just when we thought that was done the next day brought another rainbow that was as spectacular with even better skies Notice the heavy sheets of rain and the golden light The light grew more and more amazing as the clouds grew extremely lumpy Have you ever felt like you look at the skies and see the very gates of heaven It was like we were seeing something that couldn’t possibly be of this earth and I know that I know there is a God who’s maker of it all. Even as the bow was fading I was in awe but drawn to look behind me only to see another spectacular painting that God so artistically was working on Times like these show how surely nature is one of the best evangelists ever How could one not see this glory and say how great is God This is indeed God’s country through it all I was humbled at the glory of God and I thought of the great things He’d done just the day before. I couldn’t help but think: “You’re just showing off now.”…somewhere I felt God smiling at that.