Stopped in Their Tracks

I shared these pictures on Twitter last night, but I thought they were worth sharing again. I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos…all I had on me was my (apparently antiquated) iPhone 4.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the sky quite like this. It was grey all day yesterday. Completely dreary, with a light mist on and off all day long. Truly a blah day. But, just around sunset, the sun decided to try to come out. We were in the Target parking lot at the time, and we were amazed by how golden the sky became. Like, hurts your eyes golden. And then I turned around to get my phone, and saw a full rainbow behind me. And not just a rainbow, but, if I looked really hard, a double rainbow!

It was at that point that I realized that everyone in the parking lot had stopped in their tracks, and was either looking at the sunset, or the rainbow, or was spinning in circles like me to see both. And they continued to stare as the gold sunset mellowed out a bit, and turned out to be one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen!

It was a truly surreal moment. The way the whole parking lot seemed to be glowing, the people stopping, and reaching for phones to capture the moment, the shouts of children as they noticed the rainbow…I’m glad we needed to stop at Target so we were present for such a beautiful display of God’s artwork!

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