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)
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.”
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.
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.
doesn’t care. You can’t hide. Come to me,” the haunting memory teased.
Joyce covered her ears.
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.”
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
longer will they call you Deserted . . . for the Lord will take delight in
you.” (Isaiah 62:4)
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