Pastor Tom Townsend Shares

The other day, my wife, Connie, and I were driving when all of a sudden, we noticed a double rainbow. It was brilliant and seemed to go for miles. We found a rest area and pulled off — just so we could take a picture of this magnificent natural occurrence.

As I thought about this, it occurred to me that just a few miles earlier, we were complaining about how hard it was raining. Trying to drive 70 miles per hour – we had to slow down to 55 mph or even slower at times – on the freeway was difficult, and the pelting rain seemed to hammer our windshield, which made navigation almost impossible.

But, then it stopped, and the sun came out. All we had to do was wait for the sun to be assured that the storm has passed

In many ways, this is an illustration of how God works. Many times, our lives seem to be in a “down pour.” We are almost blinded by our “storms” and have difficulty navigating the routine things of life. But, then the Sun comes out and reminds us that “all is OK.”

The next time you find yourself in a storm, look for the SON. He has promised to never leave you nor forsake you. He has given you His guarantee that He has faced whatever you are facing and will help you carry the Lord. His presence, power, and provision is as bright as that double rainbow.

Don’t fear the rain – even when it is severe. Look for God’s brilliance. Job declared in Job 23:10; “He knows the way that I take; when He has tried me, I shall come out as gold.”

Pressing Toward the Mark,

Pastor Tom – Phil 3:14