Monday, August 31, 2009

The Emerald Rainbow

GLEN: This past Saturday's kayaking voyage (big word for what we do, I know) introduced me to new colors that I didn't know existed.

We try to beat the sunrise on Saturday mornings in order to see the Great Artist's display of glory and beauty. I actually wasn't expecting much this trip because the day was so cloudy that we almost didn't go. Thank the Great Artist that we did!

When the sun rose above the clouds on the eastern horizon, we saw one of the most beautiful scenes imaginable. The light on the water created a color (or colors, I don't know) that appeared to be separate hues of gray, pink, light blue, and perhaps silver, while at the same time somehow blending together to form a solitary color. If I had to name it, it would be, well, I don't have the foggiest notion.

FRANCES: For me, watching the sunrise is a wonder and a struggle. I am trying to make sure the video camera (mounted on an extra paddle) has the horizon in the proper line, shooting still shots, keeping the kayak facing the right way and watching the sun waiting for that "perfect" shot. All the while, enjoying and marveling at the wonder of the beauty that is before me. I want to be able to take what I see on the water and bring it back to you here.

I recall that the Crayola company used to put out new colors every year, and the newspapers would actually pick up on them and report the news. (I think we know now what is wrong with our newspapers!) I don't know if they still do this, but I do know that the Great Artist is still plying His trade. And I'm here to report the news. And I'm also here to tell that the Bible teaches that there is an rainbow "like unto an emerald" around the throne of God (Revelation 4:3). That's the name of my green kayak, by the way. It's pretty beautiful to me, but I'm quite sure it's nothing in comparison to its namesake.

I can't wait to see that "emerald" rainbow. I don't understand a rainbow that can just be one color, but I know it must be absolutely beautiful if the Lord has chosen it to circle His throne.

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