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This morning on the way to church, I saw a rainbow in the sky. Actually, I ended up having it in view for nearly the entire drive, which was amazing. In the rear view mirror were dark clouds, but before me was light and color. It was a nice reminder of God’s grace and mercy for me today, when flash floods are popping up all over our area. God has promised not to destroy the world with a flood ever again.

It’s funny for me to be thinking/worrying about floods anyway, since our entire state has been struggling under drought conditions for the past two or three years. We move from fires to floods so quickly around here, with the dead trees serving as a major hazard in both situations.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

Today’s verse (Psalm 14:7) comes at the end of a rather short Psalm, one that laments that no one can be found who follows God. Sounds a lot like the days of Noah, doesn’t it? This verse shows the faith in God, that He will restore the people. The writer doesn’t say IF God restores the fortunes, but WHEN. Sounds a lot like coming out of floods and fire, doesn’t it?

We’ve been living in a season of drought ourselves. Losing a child dries a person up inside. I know that God is working in us, and He keeps bringing us joy and life and light along the way. So far it’s been a slow drip, like a faucet that won’t quite shut off. That’s a good thing for us, because we need the constant reminder of His presence. I’m not sure we could emotionally handle a flood right now. But I’ll take a steady drip. Praise the Lord for His goodness to us.

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