God’s Promises

Some days here in northern Portugal I often wonder if the rain will ever stop.

Rain, wind and gray skies that never seem to let up.

I never knew how much I needed the sun, until I went an entire month without seeing it last January.

Now I never take a pretty day for granted. Always giving thanks to God for sunny skies and having a need for sun glasses.

A few days ago after a long night of rain pelleting against the window and wind so strong it sounded as if the clay tiles were rising on the roof, I walked out the door to find this….

A full rainbow! I could actually see both ends! Contrary to popular belief, there were no pots of gold, but rather corn fields and vineyards.

I know what the Bible says….but ashamedly that doesn’t stop me from questioning His word at times.

But on this morning His promises were so clear, so loud and so very beautiful!

I couldn’t help but to repent.

God is Faithful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01977752862367266113 Pastor and Judy Brodie

    Dear Nina,
    What a beautiful and touching post. I needed that reminder! Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04630288151385157311 Jill

    Beautiful! God definitely knew what He was doing when He created rainbows!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04257374047455590078 Jen

    Beautiful! I love rainbows and what they represent!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357132033070346815 Betty

    Beautiful! I love rainbows. They are always a special message from God!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04466555356281497345 Jennifer

    Mrs. Nina,

    thanks for the reminder that God is indeed faithful! I really needed that today! I love the family picture!

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    How’s your husband feeling?

    Praying for you guys,

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859488167015452608 Tori

    That was beautiful Nina! What a touching post. I can’t imagine now sun for a whole month, I can imagine that it would sure give way to lots of depression.
    Hope you guys are having a wonderful week. What’cha doing for Christmas?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01987206535600023065 Dani Joy

    Yes! I totally know what you are going through without the sun. When it comes out, we stop everything! jejeje

    And we live in the Land of Rainbows I use to say. I never have gotten a picture of one though. These are so breathtaking!

    I think Asturias was the first place I saw a deep purple color in a rainbow.

    This post is so wonderful because it shows how if we keep our perspective on the rainbows in life then we won´t get so down about the rain that keeps on coming!

    I love you! Keep on for Him! Luchamos!
    Dani Joy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11149248459140102307 DB

    Wishing you a merry CHRISTmas. I don’t comment often but wanted you to know we pray for all missionary families. God bless you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10170754432538839962 Becka

    How pretty is that ,
    A promise ,just what I needed to read about,
    love you,

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08234537905380897920 Marytoo

    I grew up in the cold, rainy, grey North Atlantic Azores, and that is my very favorite weather. Do you think there is something wrong with me? 🙁

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