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Perspective

When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds, and I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures.

Genesis 9:14-15 (NLT)

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I was driving over the hill, the other morning, and noticed the dark gray clouds in the sky. At one point in the road, I could see a brilliant rainbow curved through the cloud — violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red. However, after the next bend in the road, the rainbow was gone. Only the dark gray clouds filled the sky.

Perspective changes your view.

Although a glass-half-full kind of gal, my world can get gray and dark, too.

Imagine looking at life through wax paper — nothing is in sharp focus, blurry letters on the page of a book, a struggle to read a label or discern between colors, even while wearing glasses. That’s my world these days due to wet AMD in both eyes. It’s scary, frustrating, and at times, very disheartening.

Yet, that beautiful rainbow reminds me of God’s plan and protection over my life. He is not surprised, nor has He forgotten about my problems. He’s just working on His timetable.

His perspective is not the same as mine. I’m limited by time and space, He’s not. I’m limited by the body of knowledge available today. He’s not. I’m remembering my parents’ struggles, influencing my reactions. He’s not. I fret that the shots are not working. He’s not.

That rainbow is a promise — a promise of good to come no matter what happens.

Who knows what may be just around the bend?

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