Do You See it?

Thursday, March 27, 2014 Posted by Lezlie Winberry

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“Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you . . .” (Genesis 9:14)

            All she could see was the strike of lightning. All she could hear was the roar of thunder.  Then came the taunt: “Run, run, run! Who’s going to save you now?” The words continued to echo throughout her mind. “Where is your help? You said it would get better. HA! Come to me, my child. Come and put an end to it forever.”
            She hovered below the bathroom window as rain beat against the pane. Storms always brought back the memory of that horror—the night the invader came and stole the lives of her parents.
            “Where are you, God?” The twenty-year-old heard her voice scream. “You said you’d never leave me nor forsake me.” Boom! Another roll of the violent weather struck the earth. The girl scrambled into the bathtub like a rabbit to its hole.
            “He doesn’t care. You can’t hide. Come to me,” the haunting memory teased.
            “No!” Joyce covered her ears.
            “Jesus loves me, this I know!” The only song she remembered as a child attending Sunday school sprung up from the recesses of her mind. “The Bible tells me so.”
            Minutes later—all, (she stopped singing to listen) all was quiet. She pulled herself up and stepped over to the window. Looking for the rainbow that follows a storm, she glanced to the east. Her eyes drew toward what looked like the sun bursting through cloud mass. But, she reminded herself, the sun sets in the west!
            “No longer will they call you Deserted . . . for the Lord will take delight in you.” (Isaiah 62:4)
           

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