Late Friday I found myself in the car, running errands about town in the rain. We’ve had heavy rain for two days now which is a total blessing, especially in light of the drought we have going here.
I hate to say it, but Californians drive like idiots in the rain. I was born and raised here, so I should be nicer to my fellow statesmen. But I did my time driving in 4 degree blizzards and torrential rains in Kansas City, so I feel like I can speak with some authority.
Lady in the lifted white Expedition, you should not be texting and driving erratically in this week’s weather, especially with a backseat full of small children.
Anyway, this tirade may or may not be a reflection of how I felt while running errands late on a Friday in the rain. My mind was wandering and stopped at a What If? regarding my children and their lives. It was an unrealistic and unlikely What If? but it was a What If? nonetheless. I went down the corridor of my mind, opening doors I shouldn’t be opening.
Doesn’t today have enough trouble of its own?
In the middle of a minor brain panic, I stopped at the stoplight, I looked up, and I saw that rainbow and that cross….
(Yes, I took a photo. But, I did not text. I promise!)
Instead I prayed, thanking God for His sweet reminder.
He will be in the What Ifs.
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.
Just as He protected Noah and his family during the torrential rains. Just as He provided a way to eternal life through the death of His son. Just as He is, and was, and ever shall be, He will be there for us in our What Ifs.