On August 2, 2020, God put this rainbow in the sky over Chicago’s Lake Michigan.
Also on the weekend of August 2, 2020, 34 Chicagoans were shot, 9 fatally, one of whom was a 9 year old boy.*
God notices the violence in Chicago, just He noticed it in the days of Noah.
But God has said, “When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember my covenant with you. Never again will floodwaters destroy all life (from Genesis 9:15-16).”
Remembering God’s promise, we pray.
As I watched the storm, I asked God to let me take a picture of lightning.
The Lord causes clouds to rise over the earth. He sends lightning with the rain (Jeremiah 51:16). And He answers prayers.
To God alone be the glory!
This is what the Lord says: I would no more reject my people than I would change my laws that govern night and day, earth and sky (Jeremiah 33:25).
The sun, the sky, the sea, the earth are visible reminders of God’s constant love.
Remember that when you pray.
The sun’s bright pathway of light reminded me that God’s Word is a light for my path. The guidance it gives is simple and clear.
Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
No matter what.
If Jesus knew we would do whatever He asked, what would He ask?
Am I willing?
Everything is different. Everything is still the same.
Dandelions grow. Hubcaps fall off cars. People litter.
We still need the Lord. That is why we pray.
A weed grown tall.
Not valued, yet beautiful.
Like people. Too young or too old. Too poor or too prickly. Too . . .
But everyone is precious in God’s sight. Pray for one another (James 5:16).
Created by God.
God richly provides us with everything to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17).
Thank you, Lord.
Whiter than snow.
Make this prayer yours. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow (Psalm 51:7).
A sunflower growing on a busy street.
A sunflower turns to face the sun; we turn to face God’s Son, Jesus. He is light and he is love.