So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6, 7 NIV)
We are camping in a state park and surrounding by a forest that feels ancient. The trees are massive, reach high overhead with branches that sway in wind. The moss covered trunks lead down to roots that only hint at their depths. For as tall as the tree is, I know the roots go deeper.
Yesterday we spent the day inside the Yurt playing board games as the skies opened up and poured down rain. The wind shook the windows and rain battered the walls.
We were caught by surprise two nights ago by a short shower and in the morning, I had to clean up the soggy mess of paper towels and plates that I left outside.
Last night , we were prepared and made sure everything was covered or put away.
As the showers fell, one thing I was not worried about was if the ancient trees of the forest would survive. They have been through many storms worse than this one. They swayed and moved but did not fall.
It is said that storms cause the trees to grow stronger and deeper roots.
It can be true in life as well.
You will have storms that rain down upon you, some will catch you by surprise and others you will be more prepared for.
Hold on. The storm will pass. The sun will come out again from behind the clouds.
We had a short break in the storm as I was writing this post. So, I got up to get a picture of the trees and instead was greeted by this beautiful rainbow.
There is a rainbow for you. When the time is right, you will see it and if you give up now, you might miss it.
No matter what is happening around you, continue to live you life in Christ. Be rooted in Him. And by all means whenever there is a break in the clouds, look up to see your rainbow.