Kids and Rainbows10:22 AM
Yesterday was a hard day for me and my family. There were just a lot of little things that were going wrong, and it just made us feel miserable. We felt like we were being nibbled to death. Have you ever had that feeling? Nothing big is wrong but a hundred small thing are? It was one of those days that we all wished we could have just stayed in bed, or sat in front of the TV all day, but life must go on. Then, yesterday evening, God did two things to remind us that he cares for us and was with us even when we are down.
We all went outside to see one of our goats that wasn’t eating, and figured out that it had eaten something poisonous and might die. Mom mixed up some medicine for it and we all hoped that it would work; we really couldn’t afford to lose the goat. Then we all went inside because a bad storm was headed our why. The storm had hail and possible tornados. A fitting end to the kind of day we had had.
The storm broke up before it hit us and for that we were thankful. Then I looked out the window and saw a blessing that God had left for us. The goat that we had thought was dying had actually had been in labor, and what I saw was a kid (a baby goat)!!!!! We all ran out in excitement and saw the two beautiful new kids. I wish I could post pictures of them but, as you know, I can’t do that on dial-up.
On our way inside from looking at the kids, we looked up as saw one of the biggest rainbows I have ever seen. It was a full bow and it really was encouraging. And so, our day ended on a very good note.
“And God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.’” Genesis 9:12-16 NIV