Saturday, April 4, 2009
In Living Color
Yesterday started off as a gloomy, dreary, rainy day. But considering we hadn't had a good rain like this in a while, I welcomed the weather. It had that calming effect that makes you want to snuggle under a blanket by the fire or cozy up with your kids and read a book. It was so soothing in fact that it prompted me to open the blinds and curtains in my family room and kitchen so we could watch it as it pitter-pattered against the windows.
Every so often I would pause and look out at the ever growing pond in my backyard. And about the dozenth time I did, I noticed something peculiar. Grass. Not the winter brown grass that had covered the yard for months, but greenish grass. And all of a sudden I realized that the longer I stood there, the greener it became. I was completely awestruck. It was as if God had snapped his fingers to bring the grass to life and I just happened to be watching at that very moment.
In the afternoon the rain stopped and a few times the sun peeked in through my open windows. Just before 6:00, Jim got home and came flying through the front door. He was hollering for Kyra and me to come outside because there was a rainbow across the sky. Jim grabbed Kyra and I grabbed Kylie and my camera and we darted into our cul-de-sac. By the time we got outside, half of the arc was hidden behind a few lingering clouds. However, what we could see of the rainbow was beautiful. We oohed and ahhed and snapped a few pictures. We weren't outside more than a few minutes, but during that time I realized that it had been a very long time since I had last seen a rainbow. That made me think of how amazing it actually is. Which in turn made me realize thats why we, and many of our neighbors, were making such a fuss over it.
God breathed life into the earth yesterday. Then he topped it off with a smile. And I was blessed enough to witness it.