End Of The Rainbow
One year when I was living in California, there was a December when it rained for 27 or 28 straight days. Not necessarily all day. Not necessarily a driving rain all the time. Sometimes just an annoying spit or two. It was mostly dark, gloomy, and chilly. There was no sun. All in all, a very unpleasant experience.
I can’t imagine what Noah had to contend with. I mean, I never had to clean up after pigs or elephants, thank God! I wasn’t cooped up with chickens or snakes, rats or mice. I wasn’t tossed around on stormy seas. All I had to do was go to and from work, dodge an occasional raindrop or two, and try not to get my clothes wet or ruin my shoes in a puddle.
For Noah, a bird showed up to let him know land was near.
And a rainbow appeared.
Thank God for rainbows! Biblically, a rainbow was God’s promise of no more serious rains and no more global flooding. We’ve had floods- some small, some big, some catastrophic. Nothing small is small enough for the family that lost everything. But nothing of global proportions.
I don’t know too many kids who like rain. I mean, being cooped up all day in the house, waiting for the rain to end. Who likes that? But like magic, a rainbow would appear and it would let us know the rain was at an end. Finished! Done! And, there was a promise of sunshine! And I imagine that more than one of us wonders, if there really was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Hmmm . . .
I guess it depends upon what one means by a pot of gold. Are we talking actual gold bars? Doubloons? Are we talking jewels like rubies, emeralds, and silver? Hundred dollar bills? That sort of thing?
Or is the pot of gold something even more valuable?
Is it the promise of the end of gloomy skies and dark times in our life? Is it the promise that calm is coming to ease your pain, your suffering? Is it that there is something better waiting for you? Is it the promise of peace of mind, comfort to your troubled soul?
Whatever is at the end of your rainbow, know it was meant for you and you alone. It’s yours! Each of us has a different pot of gold. No matter how much it rains, no matter how much it storms. No matter . . .
One just has to look for the rainbow. Find it, and embrace it. It’s always there. Always! And to put a smile on your face, remember, Noah had to clean up after elephants. For a really, really long time! Something to think about . . .
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