Thursday, July 15, 2010

Storm & Rainbow

What a storm we had yesterday! 70 mph wind. Thunderous lightnings. Power outages. Electricity poles knocked down. Traffic signals blinking red. Neighbor's canopy (gazebo) blew away. Trees were moving as if it is a piece of rubber. Sirens blew. And the whole wahhhhoooomoola!!!

Why don't you use the "control panel" to slow down the video and/or pause the video when a lightning strikes. It was awesome that the cam was able to catch several lightnings! Joseph Josselyn and Jose Abenchuchan came into the studio to see what I was doing.. They were amazed to see all the lightnings with the rainbow in the background. Jose stated that he's never seen this before.

Then he asked this question, "What can we say to the viewers about this video and how it applies to our lives?"

We could say that this resembles what we will see in many places in the book of Revelation (peals of thunder and lightnings).. Especially this verse: "Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns." Revelation 19:6 (nas)

Or what about Moses and the Exodus in Egypt: "Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt." Exodus 9:23 (nas)

Or even in Ezekiel: "As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking." Eze. 1:28 (nas)

But, really, we thought it was an oxymoron (a figure of speech that's self-contradictory) like saying, "cruel kindness" or "to make haste (hurry) slowly)". A rainbow and thunderous lightnings.. Yet, that gives us some thoughts, right??

What came to our mind and heart was that God is always there amidst the storms of life. The rainbow is a symbol of His promise to us. Lightning is destructive. Rainbow is promising. When we experience something so destructive in our lives, we need to look beyond it and embrace the rainbow (God). He is and will always be there for us, no matter what.

Yesterday, we were thankful for the rainbow which is a reminder to us all that God is and will always be near, even through our storms of life!

Thank you, Lord! We feel your "colorful" love!

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