Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Countless Ways

Backyard Rainbow - photo by Dawnell Smith Stodghill

Backyard rainbow at our house yesterday afternoon.

The sun was shining even as the rain fell and this rainbow appeared. My wife got this beautiful photo.

The sun always shines - even when the rain falls. God always keeps the promises God makes - light shines in the darkness, and we are surrounded by rainbows - outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace - sacraments.

From the section on sacraments in the Catechism, page 861, in The Book of Common Prayer.

Q. Is God’s activity limited to these rites?
A. God does not limit himself to these rites; they are patterns of countless ways by which God uses material things to reach out to us.