Psalm 37:25 “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”
Genesis 9:13 “I have set My rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.”
A slew of hopes and dreams miraculously converged and materialized on May 14, 2016 when four generations of my family members got together on a beautiful, heaven-like day at “the farm.” No one was absent! The great grandparents were there and all three of our adult children, their spouses, and all three grandchildren/cousins!
I was once young and now I am older, and this gathering was definitely a rare alignment! In my busy busy younger life, I didn’t really appreciate “the farm.” Only recently have I embraced the Kodak moments that should be sweetly savored, including get togethers at this sacred site. Little did I know that one day a double rainbow would settle over my complete family on a pretty day in the country, highlighting a life of God’s blessing and a legacy of singular faith in Him shared by all. The prayer of my life, answered with an exclamation point, in a fleeting moment, but eternal in reality. It was a “Wow” few hours!
All of our stories have never been smooth, but God is good – all the time! Not a flimsy saying, by any means. Certainly Pilgrim’s Progress has been descriptive of the rough terrain of our faith. Yet, God gave us this unmistakeable promise in Isaiah 59:21, ” ‘As for Me, this is My covenant with them,’ says the Lord. ‘My Spirit, Who is on you, and My words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever,’ says the Lord.”
I have never seen the righteous forsaken. That double rainbow reminded me of God’s great faithfulness in my family. What a day!