Rain is running down the roof, and gutters, down the creek and into the pond, washing away the last bits of yellow pollen from summer, as the beginning of winter moves into the South with cooler temperatures.


In the late afternoon, the sun to my back, I see the promise of long ago glowing above the trees. From Red to Indigo Blue an arch stretches across the sky in a spectacular display of color.  All those who see marvel at the sight.


“A rainbow, a rainbow!” the young and old call out to each other.

Water droplets fill the air catching the invisible pure light beam ­­– bending and breaking it apart, revealing all of the colors hidden within the beam.


And it is the bending and breaking of the light that causes the true glory of the beam to show.


Christ, part of the invisible God head, bent down and allowed His body to be broken apart, for His glory to show the greatest ­– His true colors show as He bent down to redeem the ones created in His image.


In our own lives there is always a point of bending and breaking.   It is in bending the knee, and breaking our will, that His light shines through us into the world.


Just as clouds darken above us, and rain falls on us, we lean on Him and then His light shines through us, and His Glory is seen by the world; and they marvel at the sight.

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16 NIV)


Linking with Multitudes on Monday, Graceful, The Wellspring, In, On and Around Monday 




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Diane W. Bailey is the founder of The Consilium – an online community of wisdom and purpose for women over 45 years of age. She is a published author. Her books include String of Pearls – From Tears to Treasure, and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily. She creates her own line of precious metals bracelets. Diane lives in the Deep South with her husband Doc. Together they have created a stepfamily, each having two stepchildren and two birth children, and share three grandchildren, one black lab named Charlie and one long haired tabby cat named Lil Girl. Diane’s passion is to encourage women to be all God has created them to be by pressing past fear and daring to live life as an adventure. Some of her life adventures include traveling to Israel, speaking, entrepreneurship and backyard farming with Doc. She loves Gumbo, fried shrimp and seeing all sunsets across water.

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