Monday, December 14, 2009

God's Promises

Some days here in northern Portugal I often wonder if the rain will ever stop.

Rain, wind and gray skies that never seem to let up.

I never knew how much I needed the sun, until I went an entire month without seeing it last January.

Now I never take a pretty day for granted. Always giving thanks to God for sunny skies and having a need for sun glasses.

A few days ago after a long night of rain pelleting against the window and wind so strong it sounded as if the clay tiles were rising on the roof, I walked out the door to find this....

A full rainbow! I could actually see both ends! Contrary to popular belief, there were no pots of gold, but rather corn fields and vineyards.

I know what the Bible says....but ashamedly that doesn't stop me from questioning His word at times.

But on this morning His promises were so clear, so loud and so very beautiful!

I couldn't help but to repent.

God is Faithful!


Pastor and Judy Brodie said...

Dear Nina,
What a beautiful and touching post. I needed that reminder! Thank you!

Jill said...

Beautiful! God definitely knew what He was doing when He created rainbows!

Jen said...

Beautiful! I love rainbows and what they represent!

Betty said...

Beautiful! I love rainbows. They are always a special message from God!

Jennifer said...

Mrs. Nina,

thanks for the reminder that God is indeed faithful! I really needed that today! I love the family picture!

Anonymous said...


How's your husband feeling?

Praying for you guys,

Tori said...

That was beautiful Nina! What a touching post. I can't imagine now sun for a whole month, I can imagine that it would sure give way to lots of depression.
Hope you guys are having a wonderful week. What'cha doing for Christmas?

Dani Joy said...

Yes! I totally know what you are going through without the sun. When it comes out, we stop everything! jejeje

And we live in the Land of Rainbows I use to say. I never have gotten a picture of one though. These are so breathtaking!

I think Asturias was the first place I saw a deep purple color in a rainbow.

This post is so wonderful because it shows how if we keep our perspective on the rainbows in life then we won´t get so down about the rain that keeps on coming!

I love you! Keep on for Him! Luchamos!
Dani Joy

DB said...

Wishing you a merry CHRISTmas. I don't comment often but wanted you to know we pray for all missionary families. God bless you.

Becka said...

How pretty is that ,
A promise ,just what I needed to read about,
love you,

Marytoo said...

I grew up in the cold, rainy, grey North Atlantic Azores, and that is my very favorite weather. Do you think there is something wrong with me? :-(