Thursday evening we had a beautiful rain shower ~ it was quite overcast with dark clouds moving swiftly across the sky. As it often does, the sun decided to peek through during the latter part of the shower. It was quite nice - the soft rain coming down, the dark clouds above and the bright sun shining through them. I wondered ... and then suddenly it appeared.
It was GLORIOUS!!! I ran to grab my camera. One can never get the full effect of a rainbow in a photo, but I had to capture a little of it. It was huge, deep in color, and full across the sky from one end to the other. Then ... there was another. It was a DOUBLE rainbow! I had never seen a double before. Unfortunately, those dark clouds were on the outer rim of the first rainbow and pretty much hid the second one. If you look closely, you can see it.
All that beauty overtook my senses and I was pretty much dancing around the yard snapping pictures and yelling about the beauty of the rainbow. I was trying to capture it from all angles before it faded away. And as it always does ~ it did fade away ~ leaving me standing in the rain, in the middle of the yard, camera in hand, with only its memory.
God must do that intentionally ~ give us surprise moments of beauty to remind us of His power. The rainbow was a simple thing, but I thank Him for it. For those few minutes my heart was filled with happiness and my eyes were filled with the color and beauty of nature.
Rainbows don't come often, but I'm thankful when they do.