I was made to be wide-eyed all the days of my life.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Skywide Faithful

I have been sleeping alot.
Or, I should say... I have been wanting to sleep alot.
I think I might be getting a little bit sick, just a little.
This morning, I awoke to the pounding of my head. The most monstrous headache to ever hit Laura world.

I just want to sleep.

I lay there in my bed, head pounding literally and figuratively.
See, I've been thinking alot. About alot of things.

And there was this thought that got thought about this morning.

yesterday, I saw a rainbow.

Not like a pansy "somewhere, over the rainbow" rainbow.

Yesterday, I saw a full blown, all out, hard core rainbow.
Like a bow... of rain. (how poetic)

it slammed me in the face as I looked at it out of my window.
The window of my car, wizzing down the road at 75 miles an hour.
To an appointment that I could not be late to.
Listening to a podcast that I could not afford to not hear.
Driving in a car that I cannot afford to drive.
Going, going, going.
Fast, fast fast.

And then this bow of rain and color came smashing down from heaven, right into earth. Right into my sorry looking SAAB. Right into my go, go, go mindset of a world.

This bow of rain and color came splashing in, soaking in. Illuminating the sky with light and color and love.
I glanced and thought "oh, cool"
I kept driving. 75mph, on highway 95. Fast as ever.
Then I did a double take.
This mother rainbow spanned the whole sky.

See, here I was... thinking and going and worrying. Me, in my 75mph lifestyle.

I kept thinking I should take a picture or something, trying to justify my life in the fast lane.

" I promise"

Thats what the bow of rain whispered.

I pulled over. Please know this. If ever a rainbow talks to you. Pull over.

I pulled over. And even got out. Cars whizzing by at 75mph. I just got out and sat on my trunk and watched. A glorious show of light and color and whispers of "I promise"

See, a while back, God and I had this thing with Rainbows. And I had forgotten, until he reminded me of course. With this rainbow. This promise of a promise. Yes, that he will never flood the whole earth again. But more than that. A promise that He is strong to His word. That he is faithful.
Especially when i am not.
Especially when I am busy, running, worrying, going 75mph.

And God isnt half rainbow faithfull. No, no, no.


Mother Rainbow.

I liked yesterday. Because we had a moment, my Artist Friend and I.

We had a skywide moment.


  1. thanks for sharing this, Laura. =-) What a beautiful reminder, and a lovely picture! I'm glad you stopped, for God's sake and your own, and so I could hear this.

    I've been sneaking around here after getting the link from over at Sarah Danaher's, I think. :)

  2. Definitely not pansy. And you'll be happy to know that I bought a brown journal today and your name is included in the first entry.