Winters gray skies

Circumstances should not control the way I see the world, but I have to admit, half way through winter, the gray skies start to get to me. Not depression, though I can understand why some people get depressed in the winter time.

So this morning I was thrilled to see a Rainbow.rainbow

The colors–yellow, green, red, a little blue and violet–created a wonderful contrast to the gray clouds.

As I was marveling (while driving) I had to praise the Lord, not only for providing the contrast and the joy of color, but for His promises.

I had to wonder what the first rainbow looked like. After the Noahic flood, God promise that He would never again destroy the whole earth by water. And to remind mankind of His promise God provided the rainbow. What must that have looked like? I have rarely seen a complete rainbow–either the whole circle or full range of colors.

So in the midst of winter, I praise God for His promises and creativity. And look forward to the spring giving birth to more color.

Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

One Commnet on “Rainbow

  1. That is awesome. I heard about it from one of my sons and wised to have seen it with my own eyes.

    If you were out this morning…consider the wind…

    How quickly we overlook the way the limbs of a white pine sway in unison when the wind blows…or how billowy clouds race across the sky…or the way the hawk soars into the same stiff breeze bobbing back and forth with the flick of its tail…

    If we just are willing to look a little longer…even the darkest cloud…shines…

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