I was driving on the I-640 that rainy morning as the sun was peeking out sheepishly. Gloomy and dark rainy day only exacerbated my heartache. My thinking was filled with memories with my dear uncle as I wiped off my tears. I felt that my prayers weren't answered and I didn't know why. Part of me was questioning myself of how I could be so sad if I knew that he was in a better place and I would meet him someday. Part of me was blaming myself for not acting as much as talking. Some letters I wrote for him were not even sent! I was sad, mad, and confused.
Exiting the interstate, I was startled. There's a huge rainbow right in front of me. The rainbow was amazingly so clear despite the sluggish dawn as its background. I felt peace instantaneously. The appearance of the rainbow as if had reminded me of God's promise that he would never leave nor forsake me. I hastily parked my car, hoping that I could snap a picture of the rainbow and sent it to my family so they could also felt strengthened. The rain was getting harder and the rainbow disappeared, but I told my mom what I had just experienced. Coincidentally (or God's plan?), our family choir sang "Pelangi Kasihnya" (His rainbow of love) in the funeral service the next day.
Recently last week, I'd been reminded again of His rainbow of love through the beauty of Fall colors. It just happened to me last week that I saw a connection between a rainbow and the Fall colors. I wouldn't be surprised if God also meant Fall color when he said rainbow because Fall color is also magical. This week is the peak of Fall color in Tennessee, and I want to savor this beautiful moment.
I made this cookies for my friends and I slipped a dry fall leaf on each of the wrap. Hopefully they also felt the joy and peace I had through what I shared.