Wow! What a rainbow this morning! Right over Culver Road, as if I could head to Cobbs Hill and find a pot of gold there underneath it. It was stunning… And then another one next to it. Its arch reaching over Midtown Athletic Club and the eastside of the city. Two rainbows in the early drizzle of the morning, with the sun rising in the east. The perfect set-up and reminder of promises. Promises kept. God always keeps his promises. He is the one who follows through when there’s unrepented sin. He is the one who comforts us after a loss. He is the one who pursues our loved ones, not yet knowing their need for Jesus, with great fervor.
So I rejoice and pray! I am SO thankful for God’s promises, and I pray for my adopted son, nearly 18, that his heart might soften. I pray that he would see his need for a loving Savior and just Father. I pray for his dreams and goals. I pray that he would experience joy knowing that this life is good, but I also pray that he will experience trials and see his need for perfect love. These may seems like selfish prayers, but I hope that they are not. These may seem like judgmental prayers, but I hope that they are not. I want to pray as the Bible teaches: “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 ESV. I pray God’s promises manifest in his life and the lives of all our children. May God continue to pursue my loved ones with reckless abandonment and bring them ALL into the kingdom of Christ!