Hawaii is known as the "Rainbow State." The precurser to rainbows is, of course, rain. Someone once had a clothes line on the side of our house. They went to a lot of trouble to erect it with sturdy poles (now used for climbing) and cemented it into the hard volcanic ground. Only trouble; it rains everyday. No one uses that clothes line anymore. In fact, clothes lines are rarely out in the open. Clothes are typically hung under protection from the rain. Now why didn't some nice neighbor stop them before they did that?
This beautiful place is full of beautiful people, too. They are gentle and kind; road rage seems to be foreign to the island. But they are hurting, too. Pain, sin, trouble and sorrow are part of everyone's story, regardless of the geographical backdrop. It rains. But after rain, comes sun...and rainbows. The Gospel is the only answer for hurting families. The Gospel, not our own efforts to improve. The rainbow is Trinity Christian School, helping families to encounter the Gospel through the Trivium. May the rainbow last for a thousand generations.