Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Rainbows in the Sky

We drove home a bit discouraged from our appointment in Charlottesville. I thought I was prepared to accept that the doctor there might not be much help. He suggested a couple of things that might help Qavah in the long run, but nothing that might arrest this disease. Paul and I were in a reflective mood on the drive home as we mulled over the hour-long visit with the doctor.

Qavah had a blast today. She had a little picnic box of goodies to eat in the car. She also had our complete attention, watched movies to and from Charlottesville on her little DVD player, and for an added bonus, she was able to see Grandma and Granddaddy on the way home. She hardly noticed that we were making the trip for health reasons. Her heart was joyful all day.

As we were nearing home this evening, we had just gotten off the interstate, and painted in the late afternoon sky were two huge and distinct rainbows side by side. We have been teaching Qavah about God's promises and even bought her a little rainbow light for her bedroom, but today she saw the marvelous handiwork of God. They were the real deal. She was in awe. Qavah has learned that when there is a rainbow God takes notice and remembers His promises. He has made some promises to His children, and today He reminded me with a double rainbow that she is in the palm of His hand. "Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:16