Whenever there is Rain

We’ve had a number of high-wind storms come through the UK, with another one on the way this week. This morning when I arrived to church in Stanley with my carpool, there was a beautiful, full-arc rainbow in the sky as the sun broke through the clouds.

It reminded me of the primary song: “I love to look for rainbows whenever there is rain, and ponder on the beauty of an earth made clean again. I want my life to be as clean as earth right after rain. I want to be the best I can and live with God again.”

I love how this beautiful song teaches about covenants and a general desire to live a good life. We live in a world where storms are bound to come, but we have a loving Heavenly Father who intends for us to succeed in weathering those storms, who will always keep His promises.

Every once in a while we have the opportunity to observe reminders that we are where we’re supposed to be at a given moment in our lives (some of those moments can, at times, still be frustrating if we find ourselves in a different place than we planned for or expected). I’m grateful at this moment or chapter in my life, after many years of waiting, that I get to be working on a PhD. I’m grateful that I’m with the people on all facets of my life (school, church, life) that I believe I’m very much meant to have the opportunity to cross paths with right now, that I might not have met had things happened in a different order to what they did. I love my life, and I’m so grateful for all the people in it as well as the opportunities I have to grow and progress. These are great blessings in a world that other times can feel so uncertain.

Love you all, and hope you have a wonderful Sabbath!