Wednesday, October 14, 2009

God's little blessings...

Something struck me as I drove the kids to school this morning...
Every morning we rush and rush, trying to get everything done and ready for school, trying to get to school on time. I try to take time to pray with the kids as we are driving to school, but some mornings we don't even do that.
JD is an early bird (and by early I mean, if the sun is up, he is up), the rest of us are not, to say the least. He eats breakfast and is dressed before the rest of the family is even out of bed. He also wants to get to school early so he can spend time with his friends. Because of this he starts to give a running tab of the time ticking away starting about 8:20 each and every morning. By the time we leave, usually sometime around 8:40, I am fed up. Each morning I remind him that I am very capable of telling time, probably more so than him. I also remind him that he has never, even once, been late to school.
So, needless to say, there are many mornings where I'm in a very foul mood by the time we leave the driveway to head to school. Today was one such morning. I was in no mood to even be up (Heidi kept me up most of the night because one of our fire alarms is beeping for a new battery...she is scared to death of this...), much less be told, once again, that it was time to leave.
We were driving to school, I was trying to make casual conversation with the kids, when we turned onto the street of their school. The street has a perfect view of Mount Charleston and its surrounding mountains.
At the base of the mountain was a rainbow! It wasn't very long, but it was one of the widest rainbows I have ever seen. You could see every color! It was beautiful. I gasped at the site and quickly pointed it out to JD and Cora. "LOOK! A RAINBOW!"
The entire mood of the car changed, as we discussed what colors we saw, the sheer beauty of what we were seeing. Cora said, "some rainbows that people draw have other colors". I said, "Yes, but the rainbows God creates always have the same colors, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet,"
to which JD replied, "That's because it's His promise to us!"
We pulled into the school, and they jumped out to meet their friends and start their day, but I was paused in awe of the wonder of my Savior, how He could take something so simple to completely change my whole manner.
Many verses from the Bible and songs began pouring into my head, describing the awesomeness of God and His creation.
What stuck with me was a few lines from Revelation Song by Phillips, Craig and Dean.
Let me share those lines with you:

Clothed in rainbows, of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and
Glory and power be
To You the Only Wise King,

Holy, Holy, Holy

Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You…!

That song just spoke my exact thoughts the moment. So often we take for granted rainbows, we complain about thunder and lightening, but these all show God's glory! As we see these, remember, ALL creation will sing praise to the King of doesn't say "people", the Bible actually says that all of creation will cry out, even the rocks will cry out. That rainbow was a praise to God! That thunder and lightening is a praise to God! Those birds singing are praising God! With ALL CREATION I sing, praise to the KING of KINGS!
At some point, whether during this life or after, every knee shall bow to Him. May it be the desire of my heart, the song of my life, that my knee is bowed to Him in constant praise and awe of His glory.

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