A Sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost by the Rev. Canon Pam Hyde

September 19, 2021 | Grace St. Paul’s, Tucson

It was a beautiful sight last evening as I was driving south down through the Santa
Cruz River valley from Green Valley to Tubac about an hour before sunset. A cloudburst
to my left, obscuring part of the Santa Rita mountains, was lit up by the low-angle sun,
creating a brilliant partial rainbow. As I continued south, my position between the sun
and rainstorm changed, and the rainbow changed with it in wonderful, beautiful ways. I
could hardly take my eyes off it to watch the road in front of me. But within minutes I
was leaving the cloudburst behind, and the rainbow disappeared.

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