Today, as we were sitting on the couch watching a movie, Vlado jumped up and ran to the window. He exclaimed, "Rainbow!" I have loved rainbows since as far back as I can remember. They never fail to amaze and delight me. It was rather thrilling to see my son get just as excited as I do. :)
I ran to the side table and grabbed my camera. It is fairly rare for me to see a rainbow.....maybe 1 or 2 a year. And it is even more rare for me to be in a place where I have a camera in hand and am able to capture said rainbow. (In reality, I have never been able to get a picture) Typically, rainbows are seen as I am driving. So, I was elated to have the chance to capture that moment.
What is a rainbow? Well, scientifically, "A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection of light in water droplets in the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicolored arc." blah, blah, blah
What is a rainbow to a person, like me, who knows the Bible to be the Word of God? A rainbow is a sign of God's promise to never flood the earth again. When I was a little girl, whenever we saw a rainbow, my Mama would smile and say, "God's promise!" So it is so embedded in my brain that a rainbow is God's promise that it almost feels like He has put it there just for me. It's a little smile and hug from Heaven above when I see all those colors decorating the sky.
I needed to feel that hug today. We are just at the beginning of our adoption journey. I found out last week that our commitment paperwork has been approved by our little girl's country. I was a little nervous that they would change their minds and say that we couldn't have her. I have had some rather amazing people supporting us so far. But even though we have good things happening, I am afraid. I know that the financial piece will be there when we need it....just as it has been before.
But, today, God put a rainbow in the clouds to remind me. It was His promise that He will protect us on this journey. It won't necessarily be easy, but we won't be alone.