Flying by plane is the only way we are able to get to our location in Yabus and it was interesting to experience doubts and fears about flying that I previously hadn’t felt. This crash made me feel suddenly unsafe and nervous. Scheduled to fly only a week after the crash, Bethany and I tightened our seatbelts extra tight and gulped down our fears. As we flew over the clouds, I peered out the window to witness something I’ve never seen before. Our plane’s shadow was cast upon the cloud below and surrounding it was a clear rainbow. The rainbow made a full circle around our plane.
Hmmm, rainbow. Don’t those have some meaning?? Given as a promise to Noah that God would not destroy the world again, it was a promise of protection and preservation. It was as if God was saying, “Hey, just in case you were wondering….I gotcha. Don’t worry.” Has Sudan been easy? No. But has God been with us? Absolutely.