On the day of Daniel's funeral, a thunderstorm broke out in the afternoon and then the skies turned blue and the most beautiful double rainbow formed in the sky. Madi and her little friends were jumping up and down in the yard shouting, "DANIEL, DANIEL!!!" It was such a beautiful gift, but I knew not how symbolic until this week at Bible Camp.
The morning Daniel passed away, I was able to give Madi one piece of good news that I knew she would look forward to and be happy about. The timing with Daniel's departure to Heaven would allow us to do the SVF Bible Camp together like we've done every year. She'd been talking about it all year, but we had to decline earlier with everything going on in the hospital. Apparently, the camp coordinator had miraculously kept one spot open and wasn't sure just why--until she received our news. She feels certain that it was the Holy Spirit saving a spot for Madi.
The theme for this week is "The Spirit of the Seas", and the first day we learned the story of Noah's Ark. What I had forgotten was that after the flood, God gave Noah the precious gift of a beautiful rainbow as a symbol of God's promise that he would never destroy all life with a flood again. The kids made the cutest little rainbow wind chimes that say 'God keeps his promises.' After receiving the gift of that beautiful rainbow last Wednesday, I took it as the perfect confirmation that Daniel is safe in the arms of God.