Wednesday, May 11, 2011


"Everybody wants happiness and nobody wants pain, but you can't have a rainbow without a little rain." -Zion Lee

Like many places around the world recently, we seem to be having a lot of heavy rain.  I think the housing around here is built to cope rather well with wet weather.  We seem to only have a couple of spots in our house that get wet, so thankfully, considering the amount of rain we’ve had, we’ve stayed remarkable dry.

This past weekend, during one such downpour, we headed out in our car and down our street to see how everyone else was coping with the rising water levels.  There were a few parts near us that we couldn’t even drive though! 

What was so great though was that, just as the rain was starting to lessen, out came the most beautiful double rainbow!

And as we gasped and “ooohhhhed” and “ahhhhed” at how wonderfully colourful it was in the sky... and as our three little ones broke out in “I can sing a rainbow”...

It reminded me a lot of our journey here.

The very “rain” that took us out of our comfort zone, that soaked us with heart ache, homesickness and so many other challenges has also brought us the blessings of a clear and beautiful rainbow in the sky.  

As we look around at the projects going on at ZOE, the smiling faces of the rescued children and the promises of a better future with a hope in God, we realise that God is the same yesterday, today and forever.  

We can trust his faithfulness and we can be assured that as we look up to Him after the heaviest of downpours; their will be a rainbow- a reminder of His promises, right there in the sky!

Stay dry!  And have a great week,


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