Last night, Marc was out of town -- today, he ran in a 40-mile race; therefore, last night, he and some other runners stayed in a hotel near the race site.
So, Luke and I were left to hang out. I took Luke to the Cora Playground -- the playground at our church which was established by our friends, Joel and Jess, as a memorial for their daughter, Cora, who lost her life to cancer and is now up in heaven.
Luke LOVES this playground, and he plays on it several times a week when in the church nursery.
We met my friend, Andrea, and her daughter, Ava, at the playground. Unfortunately, I didn't get a photo of the two kids playing together.
This first photo is of Luke in the little car. This car isn't officially a part of the Cora Playground, but it's out there. And, Luke LOVES it.
And, these next three photos are of Luke simply being a toddler and LOVING every minute of it -- this time, on the Cora Playground equipment.
This evening, before Marc returned home from today's big race, Luke and I took a little field trip to our local Wal-Mart.
It was a fast trip (thankfully), but when we came out, we noticed the typical spring-like ominous sky of Kansas....
There had been some storms in the area (thankfully, none severe), but as I looked up, I noticed a rainbow.
I'm not completely sure you can see it in this photo, but trust me, it's there.
(This is why I like to carry my camera wherever I go).
Actually, I chuckled to myself for a bit. Yesterday, when Oliver and Lily were at my house, Oliver and I had a conversation about rainbows.
So, Oliver and Lily's parents -- you'll have to tell Oliver that I did see a rainbow tonight since he was so inquisitive about my rainbow sightings yesterday :)
After chuckling to myself for a bit, I actually got a bit teary-eyed. Rainbows, as clearly stated in Genesis, are a sign of the covenant between God and all life on earth.
What an amazing thing!
And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth." Genesis 9:12-17
Joyful and a little silly
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