Monday, July 19, 2010

RGRM: Noelle

As promised, here are the first couple of pages from the book I am currently writing, Raising God's Rainbow Makers. I would love to have your feedback on this book as it develops.

Heralding Noelle

Angel (A): Lord, you could prevent this. Why do you allow it?

God (G): And what do you perceive as wrong here?

A: Well, you see, this baby will not be able to walk, not as a toddler and not as an adult. Epilepsy will interfere with her ability to drive as an adult. Hydrocephalus – all that extra fluid in the brain – is going to bring her the need to check periodically that her mechanical device for removing it is working, and when it doesn’t, there will be moments of panic and stress as her brain is compressed and she is in danger of dying. Not once, Lord, but I can see that there will be a dozen times that the mechanical device will have to be repaired. Human doctors cannot do with the human body what You can. Their mechanical devices are like fingers in a dam. Would it not be better if this baby were every bit as physically able as the people who surround her?

G: No. The gene pool is what it is. I will not intervene. Besides, she will be one of my rainbow makers, my special sprinklers.

A: Spinklers, Lord?

G: Yes. Some people call these kinds of sprinklers broken. Sometimes they call them defective. They are, however, neither. They are simply differently configured, and because of that, they spurt water, they gush water, they spray water wider and farther. Noelle will splash water on all around her. She will water humanity.

A: I don’t understand.

G: Think about watering a field. You need to have rows of sprinklers. Each splashes water onto a given section of land. However, every once in a while, one of them is broken. More water rushes out, and more land is watered. That is a special sprinkler.

A: Ah, I see, but I still don’t understand how they water humanity.

G: Others are drawn to protect and help them, and then they feel good about showing mercy. My sprinklers bring out the best in others. That’s what I mean by watering humanity. Watch Noelle. You will see this.

A. Okay, but what does that have to do with rainbows?

G. Absolutely everything. Have you not seen how in the water splashing out from a long row of field sprinklers you can see rainbow after rainbow? That’s what this little sprinkler, one that others might consider broken, will do.

A: But what about her family, Lord? Her sister, Lizzie, and her parents?

G: Oh, I am happy that Noelle will be born into this family. It does not always happen that my special sprinklers are adequately tended, but these parents are fighters. They will protect my little sprinkler and make sure no additional harm comes to her beyond what she born with. They will make sure that she can refract light through her water droplets to cause rainbows.

A: How, Lord? They don’t have the expertise.

G: They will find it. When they can’t find it, I will lead them to it.

A: But, Lord, there will be so much to find, and there will be so many crises. How will they handle all this?

G: I will be with them. In the good times and in the bad. In the triumphs and in the crises.

A: But they don’t believe in You!

G: Oh, I can handle that, too.

copyright 2010


  1. Thanks, Colleen! I hope that God will stay at my elbow, or fingertips, as I finish this book. I think of it as an ode to Him.

  2. I have a 'broken sprinkler' and LOVED this story. I have also seen God work his wonders each day. Would love to buy this book ... and know others that would enjoy it.

    Mrs. Mac (Sisterhood of The Traveling Scarf)

  3. Thanks, Mrs. Mac. Aren't broken sprinklers just the best?

  4. Excellent. God works wonders. I know of several such children, from one 12 to 14 to 17 to 41 come immediately to mind. We came so close to losing the 41 year old last Thanksgiving, and visiting with him today renewed our blessing. Yes -- this book belongs in our library. I look forward to its completion.

  5. Thanks, Grammy Blick! I know that I am far from alone in these experiences. It is always good to hear of others. As for the book, bit by bit, I am working on it. Bit by bit, it will get done. Posting it in pieces here helps motivate me to move a little faster although work gets in the way. LOL!


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