The power went out, winds picked up in speed, debris flew across the windshield, and rain poured heavily. I was then forced to lock up the car doors and search for shelter when the tornado sirens alerted everyone to take refuge.
”Where do I go now?!” I desperately asked myself.
As I ran across the street and was about to knock at the third house, the storm door suddenly opened up. There was “Ralph” sitting in his leather, burgundy recliner with an oxygen tank.
He was afraid of the stranger and so was I.
”May I come in?” I desperately asked.
He reluctantly & fearfully answered, ‘Yes’.
God provided both refuge and protection in the midst of a tornado, EF1.
Ralph benefited from a portable, oxygen tank and I benefited from shelter. We both rescued one another on a Friday late afternoon.
An instant friendship evolved among two strangers!
God orchestrates our daily encounters and demonstrates His gifts of Provision and Protection everyday. His faithfulness is undeniably noticeable in all of our circumstances.
In the Old Testament, God established a covenant marked by a rainbow; it was a sign of His undeniable presence to all Israelites.
On that Friday late afternoon, God reminded me of His unconditional and unfailing love as I drove on the highway. There it was… a colorful rainbow in the East reminding me of His eternal promises.
“When the rainbow is in the clouds and I look at it, I will [solemnly] remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth”
GENESIS 9:16 AMP