Fall Visitor

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Rainbow in the Clouds


God put the rainbow in the clouds, not just in the sky.
It is wise to realize we already have rainbows in our clouds,
 or we wouldn't be here.
 If the rainbow is in the clouds, then in the worst of times,
 there is the possibility of seeing hope... 
We can say,
 'I can be a rainbow in the clouds for someone yet to be.' 
That may be our calling.
 --Maya Angelou

The skies opened up and rain poured down for just a few minutes Saturday afternoon. I went to the back porch to watch it rain. 

Even before the cloud burst was over,  the sun was peeking out, so I grabbed my camera and an umbrella, scooted the kittens off the back stoop and ran for the car, hoping to see a rainbow. 

And I did. So what were our totals?
  • A few puddles
  • The sweetest smell 
  •  0.20" of rain in the rain gauge, 
  • And a double rainbow
Hope sometimes evaporates as quickly as those puddles did. A drought of hope can dry up our spirits as decidedly as two summers of drought have dried our fields. I like what Maya Angelou had to say and it bears repeating - mainly so I can hear it again today:

"If the rainbow is in the clouds, then in the worst of times,
 there is the possibility of seeing hope.
... We can say,
 'I can be a rainbow in the clouds for someone yet to be.' 
That may be our calling."

It's a good mission for the week, don't you think?

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I'm linked today to Michelle DeRusha's Graceful: Faith in the Everyday and her Hear It on Sunday, Use It on Monday feature. See what other bloggers have to say to begin the week!

2 comments:

  1. Glad you got a little rain to refresh the air and cool things down. Even for a morning.

    Lovely pictures and inspiring thoughts.

    I have read several of Maya Angelou's books. She has an incredible story.

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    1. Thanks Robyn! We'd sure love to have more, but I guess we'll be thankful for what we got.

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