In the afternoon, I so desired to go out and work in the garden. We are having to reseed because we didn't give things enough water the first time. Don't have the soil quite right in the raised bed either, I don't think. But we'll have to work more on that next year.
After supper, I tried to go out and work in the garden, but it kept wanting to rain. No problem. I had bought some rain ponchos so that the rain would not stop us from getting out and getting exercise. However, it decided to pour, not just rain.
Finally, the rain subsided. As I was getting ready to make another attempt at garden work, I noticed that the sun was out. Oh, then there must be a rainbow. And indeed their was a rainbow! Here is a panoramic view made from four pictures of that rainbow. (Sorry, you can see the connection lines a little bit).
And it reminded us that He is always near. Our trials will not last for ever. The floods will not overflow us. We will come out victorious. We will one day live with Him for ever in the brightness of His glory that follows the trials of our life.
And God was reminding us of His beautiful creation and of His love for the things that He has made. Here are some verses that really bring this to life. God bless you as you read them:
Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea: Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power: Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people. They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it. Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof. Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing. Psalm 65