So yesterday was a hard HARD day. Everything that could go wrong, did. The ferry was canceled, the money was gone, everything was wrong and everyone was mad. I never have doubted God, or His existence. But yesterday I was wondering what He was up to. We were ready to go home, ready for this trip to be over. And then this. Why. Was the only thing we could ask. Knowing it would be ok, but knowing that we had three extra days, with little money and no idea what to do.
We went back to the ferry terminal to check to make sure, to try and find some direction out of this mess. As we pulled in, there was a rainbow right over the terminal. Of course, there was also the smell of rotting fish which was either from the attitude of the workers, or the low tide. At the time, we snapped a few pictures, gagged at the smell, and jumped back in the van – while mom checked for details. We spent the rest of the day wondering what to do.
This morning we got up to a brand new day. The previous day was a mere dream, or nightmare rather. But the sun was shining, he weather was right and our attitudes were adjusted as well. It got me to thinking, about yesterday. About the difference between yesterday and today. I also started thinking about the rainbow and pictures. I flipped open my Bible to the passage of the rainbow
And God said, “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
…and while I know there isn’t really a comparison, I couldnt help but think…
All those years ago, there was something the same…A boat was stuck (for different reasons) but God was there then, and He was there with us yesterday. He is still there with us today and even though things seem so uncertain, one thing is: God is there. He never leaves. He knows whats going on, even when we don’t.
I think I might tend to think that if I don’t know, God certainly doesn’t. That if were not in our country, then God isn’t with us. But, thankfully, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Now…to get out of here and back to where things are a little more familiar…