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He’s in the “What If”
Posted By Jessica Fisher On March 1, 2014 @ 8:01 pm In GOD | 6 Comments
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.
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 
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.
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