Friday, April 8, 2011

Rainbows and Diamonds

Lately God's been speaking to me about Psalm 91. It's weird how something I've read a thousand times will suddenly have a Holy Sunbeam shone on it.

Psalm 91:1 says:  He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

It's so easy to just skip that verse mentally, and leap into the meaty protection verses further down.  But this first verse sets the scene.  Don't miss it.   Dwell.   It's more than living under the same roof.   It's living in colour instead of tones of grey. 

Recently our adult son moved back in with us for a season.  We've begun to rediscover his cheeky sense of  humour, his strong opinions, and his gentle heart.  It's meant a reshuffling of our lives, but the reward has been enormous.  Previously forgotten facets of his character now fill the pockets of my heart like diamonds.

The God of heaven and earth invites us to dwell with him!   He wants to leave his scent on your pillow.  Draw close to Him, and He will draw close to you.

The most beautiful rainbows are the brightest, where every different hue shines radiantly, so individual and yet so much a part of the colour beside it.

How bright is your rainbow?