This is late but I had so much to cover just prior to the ground war that I didn't have time to include it. I don't remember when exactly, but at some point prior to the ground war, we experienced several consecutive days of bad weather. It was cold, windy, and rainy. I was so cold that I was miserable. I turned to God in prayer pleading for mercy. We had no doors on our Humvee and so we could not warm ourselves up and stay dry. I prayed that God would bring out the sun and dry up the ground. And guess what? He did. I included a picture of the soaked sandy desert and if you look real close, you can see a rainbow. It was brightly lit in the sky and was so beautiful that everyone was scrambling to get their cameras. By the time I got mine, the rainbow was starting to fade away. But you can still barely see it. It looks like it is touching the ground in the middle of the picture and then goes up and to the right. As I watched it fade away as quickly as it appeared, I couldn't help but have a smile on my face. For a moment, I had forgotten that we were at war. I was inspired to write the following poem titled Sunshine in the Rain (as corny as it may be):
The Lord is my sunshine, no matter the weather.
With Him on my side, things always get better.
With a friend like Jesus, I fear no enemy.
That is why Satan will always envy me.
The Lord is sunshine; Satan is the rain.
Lightness and darkness are not at all the same.
No matter how heavy the rain may come down;
The Lord will shine brightly and dry up the ground.
The earth was destroyed at one time by rain.
For forty days and nights it came.
Then there was sunshine; God to the rescue.
A rainbow represents that His promise is with you.
Sunshine in the rain means there's always hope.
Like a sign from heaven that tells me so.
There's a silver lining in the dark cloud above.
Everything's possible when you have God's love.
Several times we have seen God's power.
Where evil exists, His good devoured.
Let us not forget from whence we came;
And be very thankful there's sunshine in the rain.
"Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain...
Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord."