Living Colors

Saturday was one of those “threatening to rain at any moment” days. And finally in the afternoon, the threat delivered. But the rain was hardly worth the fuss. A light shower followed by a glorious sky.  Still as I ran to the store, I threw up a prayer, “Lord, I know it is here somewhere. Where is the rainbow?”

I searched the clouds but found nothing. But just as I entered the store, I heard this small invitation, “Turn around.”  There it was. A full rainbow with even a double bow fading in and out. I just stood there. Watching. Worshiping. Enjoying.

Later that night, I was at a meeting and we did Revelation song by Kari Jobe. Her lyrics capture the power of the beauty of God.

Clothed in rainbows, of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and glory and power be
to You the only wise King

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing
Praise to the King of Kings
You are my everything
And I will adore You.

As I was singing this song, I saw the words, “living color.”  My spirit soared as I realized that is what a rainbow is — living color. More than light reflected on particles, it is the presence of God displayed in our midst. It is not only His promise of deliverance, but the very real evidence of His presence. If His throne is surrounded by rainbows, then is it possible that He is showing us in a fraction of a moment what is ours to experience now?  With even more yet to come…?

His living presence displayed in such beauty that it takes our breath away. And in watching some Youtubes of beautiful double rainbows, I saw for the first time, how they become “archways” like a great entrance into the most beautiful place of all…

Our spirit does indeed cry out:

Praise to the King of Kings
You are my everything
And I will adore You.

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