As I left the house yesterday morning I saw in the sky a most captivating rainbow: bright, clear, shining in the mottled grey and blue. Branches of wintery trees cluttered the view beautifully, but roads and houses and power lines also stood in the way.
Suddenly I was compelled to follow it… Compelled.. Determined.. Gripped with intention.. As one is whenever stopped by a vision of something so beautiful it takes your breath away.
The moment, the vision, it calls to you – it calls to All of you. It breaks through the haziness of living with such clarity.. displaying the Reality of what Life is about so clearly you can only wake up from the daze.
So… I sped off in my little car, darting through the narrow roads in search of a better spot to stand and gaze and drink in the wonder.
I knew what I was looking for: A view unspoiled by stark brick walls or barbed fences, a higher place, a quieter place.
As I drove I kept looking up at the sky, as the foreground was constantly shifting, I kept getting a new angle and perspective on the brilliance that drew me. And each time the colours shone through I would gasp or sigh.. and make all kinds of delighted little noises to accompany the radiance on my face.
The rainbow was at a constant point in the sky, while I twisted and turned in my path to get to it… Some times I would drive straight towards it – colours shining through the top of my windscreen, sometimes it would peek through my side window, and some times I had to turn my back to it… simply because this was how the roads ran…
Now and again I took a wrong turn because I was thinking more about the rainbow than the road map! But nothing changed the vision in my mind of what I was looking for and where I was headed until I found that spot… where I could finally stop and be still.
And it was glorious.
This is My Love calling me, drawing me with delight, bathing me in the essence of Life, reminding me not to forget.. this Promise.