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Ready For Rainbows
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I thought I dusted very well last night! I used dusting spray and a good cloth. I wasn’t hurrying too much. But as I sit at my desk this morning I am astonished by what I see! The sun is streaming softly in the east-facing windows, revealing hundreds of tiny dust particles in places I thought I had cleaned.

With a rueful sigh and a promise to do a better job the next time I dust, I turn my eyes toward the wall where the prism hanging in my window casts a mass of dancing rainbows – red, blue, green, purple and yellow. The patterns chase one another around the room, creating endless waves of light and color.

Shine Like a Rainbow 

I sigh again, this time from the beauty. I wonder how Noah and his family reacted as they gazed at the first recorded rainbow arching across the skies of the newly-washed earth. I wonder also what heaven looks like with rainbows surrounding God’s throne and reflecting across the sea of glass.  I wonder—could I ever shine like a rainbow if the light of the Son passed through me? Could I show kindness and courage and patience and joy? Could I make beautiful patterns in all the corners of my world? 

My eyes fall again to my desk and the lingering dust. How often I am tempted to think I have my life all cleaned up! Then the Son shines in, and I start seeing places that were missed. The light coming from the Word of God expels the darkness and reveals the areas that need work. I recall the verse in Proverbs that says: “The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day” (Proverbs 4:18). 

“Use whatever tool is needed, Lord, to clean the dust particles from my soul,” I silently pray. “I want to be ready for sunshine and rainbows!”

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