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Rainbows

“For what can be known about God is evident to them, because God made it evident to them. Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made.” (Romans 1:19-20)

All I need to do is open my eyes and look around and I can see the evidence of God’s presence. If I lose the sense of His presence, if I begin to doubt, I just need to go watch the sun rise, or a flower bloom, or a baby come into the world. Then I am reminded. And I know. I just know.

God is with me.

I have always been able to see and experience God in nature – plants and animals and butterflies and sunsets. Many of us have certain landscapes that appeal to us, that give us a sense of God’s presence. For me, skies and water have always been my landscapes.

For years now, I’ve shared -with words and pictures- the sunrises and rainbows on my commutes to work and home again. There was always something of beauty to see on my trips over the river.

When we moved last week, I thought I was going to have to say good-bye to those daily views on my way back and forth to work. I knew I would miss them.

On my first day back to work after moving in, on my way out the door, I decided I needed to take a peek out the back at the canals behind our condo.

And I saw a beautiful sunrise.  I was so excited!

Then today I came home from work, had dinner, went out to the lanai to pray, looked up and saw a rainbow. I ran in the house to tell my hubby and grab a camera, and when I went back out  … I saw another rainbow! A double rainbow!

God, thank you for the gift of your Creation. Thank you for nature and for life and for the evidence of your presence. I know you are with us always. Help me to see you everywhere. Amen.

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  1. I teach 1st grade CCD and last weeks lesson was on Creation….and I brought shells into the class to share with the kids….this along with the rainbows, flowers, trees , water and much more….are just amazing ! Nature is such a beautiful gift from God…in so many forms…

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