The Promise is in the Clouds — 15 Comments

  1. that is such a beautiful metaphor – and a beautiful story – you caught the rainbow when you least expected it – and that the rainbow is easier to see against the clouds of the storm. I heart that! Sometimes we do hear God when we are in the middle of the storm – maybe that’s when were paying attention the most. Thank you for this – good for me to think about – to keep looking up. God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours Janis.

  2. Beautiful pictures, Janice and your thoughts are encouraging and remind us to stay strong in the face of storms.
    Lots of storms this weekend, both metaphorically and realistically. God is always there.
    Hope your week is productive!

  3. Dear Friend,
    Oh, the Lord is so gracious! He put this whole post together! I took the photos the NIGHT BEFORE my friend Julie called to tell me that her mother was failing, going into hospice. When I took the photos, I was not sure how I was going to use them. But after Julie’s call, I knew I would wind a theme of the rainbow as a sign of God’s promise in our sorrows.

    This morning, Julie texted me that she was holding her Mom’s hand as her Mom went home to be with the King! The rainbows from my post in Julie’s hand. God’s love for her and presence with her was revealed again at that exact moment. He had woven the theme, the rainbows, and the timing to bless my friend.
    He is an AWESOME GOD!

    Then Julie found the scripture in Revelation 4 about a rainbow encircling the throne of God.

    From My Heart to Yours,

  4. This is beautiful and what a tribute to Julie. You are a very beautiful and caring friend. We are blessed to have you in our lives.

    Love you,


  5. Revelation 4 describes the throne in heaven.
    “a rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne.”
    As I read your blog today I thought of Mom today standing at the throne of Grace!
    Amazed in wonder, Awestruck wonder.

    Thank you my dear friend

  6. This was just beautiful, on every level. My sympathy goes to Julie and her family. It’s always difficult to say good-bye to a loved one – but when we know that they are now seeing the face of the Lord! – a wonderful joy.

    God has promises for us that He continues to fulfill faithfully every day. May we have our eyes open to see them!


  7. What beautiful rainbow pictures. Oh how great to know God’s promises. I’m sorry to hear of your friend’s loss but it is so encouraging to know that we will meet again one day.

  8. How lovely are the promises of God and the rainbows. I have been encouraged by a rainbow, more than once, the latest time being this week.

    Have a lovely weekend Janis

    God Bless – Nita.