A sunbow blazed to the right of the lowering sun. Blue and white sections filled the sky, with orange and yellow horizontal ribbons. Waves rolled up foaming and reclining back. I continued to walk toward the lighthouse although darkness was drawing near. The sky was pretty but nothing too out of the ordinary. It was one of those evenings when the sky might just turn gray and pull up its covers for the night, but a certain anticipation drew me to walk a little farther.
I had been asking God for guidance. Wondering why He wasn’t talking to me and praying He would reveal himself. Is the Bible the only way He speaks to me?
Please give me wisdom and show your power in my life. I need your presence.
The sun was almost at the horizon when vertical peach colored clouds approached from the south resembling angel’s flowing gowns. As this mysterious cloud mass moved toward the sun, the momentum had picked up. Indescribable shapes and colors were forming. Flocks of seagulls were rising and falling in excitement all around.
Following a bird, my eye caught what was happening in the eastern sky. The right side of a rainbow was rising up behind the sand dune. It became brighter and brighter and for a moment there was even a hint of a second rainbow. The reflection from the opposite sky was a blotch of peachy color. The bright clouds that intersected the rainbow transformed into the shape of a golden sword.
When my gaze returned to the west, the sky was exploding so gloriously, I actually experienced the term breathtaking. Making it a habit to see as many sunsets as possible, many have been amazing. But this one beat them all. I was totally overcome and fell to my knees in awe. Surprisingly, the Apostle’s Creed came to my lips. It begins, “I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit…”
I shivered as tears streamed down both cheeks. If this kind of beauty is possible on earth, I can’t even imagine how incredible heaven will be. The canopy wrapping around me on all sides felt like warm, strong arms.
One way God speaks today is in nature. The sky smiled in gentle silence but was a thunderous sound to my heart. God’s beautiful sunset tapestry reminded me he certainly was present and loves me more than I can fathom. His picture spoke a thousand words…
These photographs were snapped in the middle of my gasping. These pictures don’t do it justice but I hope you can get a message from God too. What is He saying to you today?