Slowly, like being pulled from the quiet fog of my peaceful dreamy place I hear him. My son. I know he is standing at the edge of his crib, the closest he can get to the door which will slowly open and reveal his mommy sleepily shuffling into his room. It is 5:45 on Saturday morning. I remove my warm flannel sheets, put my feet on the cold hardwood floor and move through the cold morning air. I open up his door. There he is, standing at the corner of his crib. He keeps saying "mony" which means mommy. I greet him and we have a little conversation about how it is very dark outside and it is still night-night time. "Lay down," I say. He whimpers defeat as I cover him with his soft blankets. I whisper a prayer and ask for another hour of rest.
I shut the door behind me.
As I walk back to the warmth of my bed I realize that it is raining very hard. The sound of it makes me smile. The house is dark and quiet again, except for the uncommon sound of rain as it falls from the clouds above.
Later, after the business of the morning is in full swing, I remember a verse I read this week. It is about the flood. I've heard the story of Noah at least one hundred times, yet something new caught my attention.
God told Noah...."I'm putting my rainbow in the clouds, a sign of the covenant between me and the Earth. From now on, when I form a cloud over the Earth and the rainbow appears in the cloud, I'll remember my covenant between me and you and everything living, that never again will flood waters destroy all life. When the rainbow appears in the cloud, I'll see it and remember the eternal covenant between God and everything living, every last living creature on Earth."
(Genesis Chapter 4-The Message)
Did you see it? Not only did God create a rainbow, but he tells us that he'll actually see them and remember.
I wonder how often God sees rainbows? Of all the clouds over the planet, I'm thinking that he sees his rainbows often. For us they are rare, yet for God I imagine they must be a common sight. A daily reminder of his promise to us.
Perhaps a little childish, but what a cool thought to ponder that the next time you see a rainbow, God sees that very same one.