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If we want to see Rainbows
We must endure the Rain.

Copyright © 2004
By Tim Roach


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Who does not love to see a rainbow?
That beautiful monument of nature,
which is to us God's endowment.

Sometimes the rain is gentle, even peaceful to bestow.
Yet storms come forth
With unforgiving punishment.

When the rain stops, new life always begins to grow.
Look up at the sky
And remember something for just a moment.

There is a great truth which few seem to know.
The more relentless the storm,
The more beautiful will be its rainbow monument.



Growing up on a farm there were many storms that passed overhead. Sometimes the rain would continue for days, even weeks at a time. Which made doing most of the day-to-day activities difficult, if not impossible. But during these storms, it gave us a chance to bring equipment into the sheds and do the much-needed maintenance that we were always just to busy to do when the sun was shining. We looked at storms not as a nuisance but rather as a chance to put everything in order so that when the rain stopped we were ready to start again even better and stronger than before.

I no longer live on a farm. However, when the storms of life happen. I have found that the same rules apply. When things happen which we have no control, rather than sit idly by waiting for the storm to pass. Take the time to fix some of the things in our life. Perhaps not everything can be repaired, but when the storm passes, the more we have prepared ourselves, the stronger and more ready we will be to enjoy the sunshine and the rainbows.

God does all things for a reason, it is our choice if we want to take advantage of them or simply let the opportunities pass by.



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