The entire spectrum of color is always present in the light all around us. Rain doesn’t create rainbows; rain reveals the colors that are already present in the atmosphere. This color spectrum is usually hidden from our sight and only revealed under special conditions. In the same way, we may have moments of insight and revelation that reveal to us—or at least suggest to us—the presence of the Divine that is often hidden but no less real.
—Christopher Maricle, Deeply Rooted: Knowing Self, Growing in God (Upper Room Books, 2016)
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When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.
—Genesis 9:16 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, give me the humility to know that I am a growing work in progress. Give me grace and understanding to see the growth in those around me. Amen.
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God is weaving a tapestry of love and redemption for all the world, and each person’s story is part of that tapestry. God Was with Me All Along by Mary Lou Redding guides you to look at your life and reflect on how God has been present in all its ups and downs. Learn more here.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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