It was definitely a wild storm that night. Thunder, lightning, and then a mini tornado through our suburb. We heard a mssive bang which turned out was the sound of our fence being blown over. It wasn’t until morning that we could really see what damage had been done. The driveway was a mess, our reycling bin had been picked up and thrown down the drive to our neighbours leaving its contents trailing behind. Bits of branches, tiles from our neighbour’s roof strewn around. We all went into clean up mode, organising trades to come and repair the damage, getting rid of the ruined fence.
It’s reasonable to expect that our focus was on the ground, sorting out the damage. Heads down picking up all the debris, sorting and cleaning. We can though be too intent and focussed on what is in front of us, the damage that the storm has done to us, that we forget to look up.
And when we forget or are too distracted to look up, we miss the rainbow. When we dont look up we forget that all His promises are yes and Amen. That His love never fails. That God is in control and He is good all the time.
“Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.” (Colossians 3:2 msg)
“I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.(Psalm 121:1-2 msg)