Monday, February 16, 2009

Simple Life Day #7

A Colorful Promise

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1

When Dorothy headed to her propane-operated refrigerator to get a carton of eggs, she noticed her seven-year-old son, David, standing at the window with his nose pressed up against the glass. "Guder mariye [good morning]," she said. "Did you sleep well last night?"
"Jah, I guess." He released a sigh. "I was hopin' I could play outside today, but I see it's still rainin'."
Dorothy set the eggs on the counter and joined her son at the window. "We do need the rain to help things grow."
"But it's been raining all week." David turned to face her, and tears gathered in the corners of his eyes. "I'm scared. What if the rain keeps up and our whole yard gets flooded?"
Dorothy gathered her son into her arms. "God doesn't want us to be fearful, Son. He wants us to trust Him for everything."
Just then the back door opened, and Dorothy's husband, John, entered the room. "Hey, you two. Come outside and see the pretty rainbow!"
Dorothy and David followed John out the back door.
The family stood on the lawn with their faces lifted toward the eastern sky. It had been dark and rainy the last time Dorothy looked out the kitchen window. Now the sky was a hazy blue, and a vivid rainbow made a perfect arc, twinkling radiant colors of blue, green, red, yellow, and purple.
"It's God's colorful promise that He will never again flood the whole earth," John announced.
Dorothy smiled and hugged David. "See! God takes care of us. Always. And we should remember to thank Him and not be afraid."
Everyone has some fear that's hard to release, but the Bible gives us God's answer to fear. In 2 Timothy 1:7 we are told, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." A simple thing such as a rainbow in the sky can remind us that God is there constantly, loving and protecting us. He will always keep His promises.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: There's a rainbow of hope that is shining above, reminding us of God's endless love.

6 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
2 cups bread crumbs
2 cups Velveeta cheese, cubed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon onion slat
1 pound bulk sausage, browned and chilled
Cheese slices

Combine first seven ingredients in a large bowl, then pour into a greased cake pan. Refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, then bake for 30 minutes or until down. Top with cheese slices and leave in the oven until it melts. Turn several times while baking.

Yippe for another yummy recipe, at least it sounds yummy. I absolutely love the song You Never Let Go by Matt Redman. Here are the lyrics

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I'm caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won't turn back
I know you are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We'll live to know You here on the earth

Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

It is so true. No matter what we are going through, God is always with us. He is always there for us. Isn't that the most comforting thought? Doesn't matter if it is something better than you could have ever imagined or something worse than you ever could have imagined - God loves us enough to be with us through it all. I don't feel like I have ever been through a real tragedy and for that I'm thankful. But I'm also thankful knowing that when that time comes because I know it will, I have a God who will not leave my side.


  1. I love that song! I always think about it when I get uneasy or scared and it always pumps me up! I am really enjoying these posts.

  2. I always enjoy these stories, your thoughts and the recipes. Thanks!