In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:1-5
You know those days or even weeks when you find yourself worn out from it all and good news seems like a train that left the station weeks ago and is yet to return? As I was driving the kids to school one morning, I was recounting (in my head) all the discouraging things that had been going on in my life and in the lives of those I love. So many times the “worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.” Mark 4:19
As we topped a hill on Wade Avenue, I saw a rainbow in the sky. It was sunny with just a few clouds that were heading out after an overnight storm, but there was a rainbow. The rays from the sunrise must have been hitting the clouds just right and there it was. My thoughts immediately turned from sadness to praise and I felt peace overcome me.
“Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.
This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.” Ezekiel 1:28
God is our light on those dark days. He is the light that always shines in the darkness. Our God is so faithful and so tender. That rainbow was a beautiful reminder of His promises. Not just the promise that “never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.” Genesis 9:15, but a promise of His love for us. He is always with us. He walks with us through fiery trials, He celebrates with us, He carries us when we can’t take another step, He feels our pain and He counts our tears.
The next time clouds overtake you, look to the sky. Look to God and rely on His promises to carry you through. He is there for you and His light will always shine through the darkness. John 1:5