See how very much our heavenly Father loves us, for he allows us to be called his children, and we really are! But the people who belong to this world don't know God, so they don't understand that we are his children. Yes, dear friends, we are already God's children, and we can't even imagine what we will be like when Christ returns. But we do know that when he comes we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. 1 John 3:1-2 (NLT)
For the Lord your God..............will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your gears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song. Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)
When Erin Tubo's , from Massachusetts, daughter was turning five, she wanted a rainbow-themed party. A few weeks before the celebration, during her bedtime prayers, she asked God to show her a real rainbow. On the day of her party, the weather was sunny and beautiful. My daughter and her friends enjoyed running through the sprinklers, playing games, and eating ice-cream cake. Then, just as our last guest was leaving dark clouds blew across the sky. A torrential downpour began. It lasted only ten minutes, and then we looked up to see a double rainbow spanning the sky. I had goosebumps as my daughter looked up at me and said, "God gave me the best birthday present ever: two rainbows for my rainbow party!"
Erin likes to imagine the way God was delighting in us with this event. We serve a God who cares about the details of our lives and listens to the desires of our hearts. God has already given us the perfect gift: Jesus Christ, who died on a cross for our sins. Yet, God continues to enjoy lavishing great love on us and rejoicing over us with singing - and sometimes with rainbows too.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your extravagant love for us, in Jesus' name ,amen.