The Rainbows in Ramsey Cascades, Great Smokey Mountains National Park . . . It’s one of the beautiful places in the world. What is most beautiful about this place is the reminder it offers us that rainbows can occur in unusual places. That’s good news for those of us who live in the midst of life storms. The difficulties we face – financial hardships, loss of friends and loved ones, loss of good health – bring us into stormy places that have the power to consume us.
We lose the light clouds in a deep blue sky. We lose the sunlight. We lose the beauty of a bright day. And we’re left with ominous clouds, thunder and lightning, and heavy rain. It can be a frightening time.
But life goes on and the storm eventually stops its raging. Then the rainbow appears, reminding us that all is well again. In unusual places, at unusual times, the rainbow lightens our lives. When the storm rages in your life, look for the rainbow. It might just appear in the most unusual place.