When my husband I and I were in the planning stages of our adoption, busying ourselves with fundraisers and such, we had an unlikely "guest" appear at our front door. We were at a critical point in the paperwork and placement stages and needed $800 exactly to continue with our agency.
I don't remember where we had come from, but moments after coming home our door bell rang. I quickly ran to the front door to find no person; just a white envelope on the steps. I leaned out the front door a little more trying to see someone only to see a small figure running away.
When I opened the envelope I saw $800 cash with no name, but a message to put this towards our adoption. WHAT? Okay, now I really wanted to see who this figure running away was! I rant the end of our driveway and saw a boy pedaling quickly down the street.
Walking back to the house and yelling for Tim was when our rainbow floated by. You have to understand something here. We live in a small town, but in town. It's rare to see hot air balloons over the town skies. But, this day after receiving our gift, God promised us that this adoption, a child, was indeed promised to us as He sent a rainbow balloon directly over our home. It was so close it nearly brushed the tops of the trees!
It doesn't matter how you see the rainbow; it matters that God is still making you promises and wants to see that the hope of a desire; a child, a marriage, is still alive.
I know a few who need to see a glimpse of a rainbow today…Look up in the skies and maybe it will be a bold, huge promise or a quiet, private moment in prayer that God reveals His truth and promise to carry you, sustain you and walk with your through hurt and pain.
About the Author
Stephanie is a stay-at-home mommy to four little blessings. Married for 16 years, Tim and Stephanie find new ways to enjoy intimate time together while raising the young family.