Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Rainbow over the Castle


It was children's day and boy did Father surprise us♡

 Give thanks to the God of Heaven,  
for his love endures forever.
Psalm 136:26

There was a giant inflatable rainbow over the Castle this weekend.

The hydraulic lifts and preparations to make the rainbow were all put in place for just a two day festival.  There were people, mostly families, but it wasn't like there were huge crowds.
So who would go through all that to make a few children happy?!
To me it was something from the Heart of our Heavenly Father!!  He longs to give us the desires of our hearts.  He loves to see His children happy.

I didn't know about it until I woke up on Shabbat morning and heard a song playing from somewhere outside.  Even though in Japan, its not unusual to hear music piped in from somewhere on the streets, it still took me by surprise, especially as it was a song I knew.  It made me to jump up to see where it was coming from,..and  that is when I saw there was a giant rainbow !

The lyrics were in English,
they seemed to be for me, "I would be the sunshine in your universe...
You would think my love was really something good
Baby if I could
Change the world
If I could be king
Even for a day
I’d take you as my queen
I’d have it no other way
And our love would rule
In this

The second day of the festival it rained.  This family caught my eye.  They seemed perfect there with the little boy with the rainbow umbrella.   It was Children's Day in Japan that day.  In Japan, Children's Day is a National Holiday, part of a week of holidays called Golden Week.  At the festival there were balloons shaped into animals and hearts for the children, and a crazy giant lift from which candy was released.  It looked like the candy was falling from the sky!

I have no idea where or who this festival came from, but as all things come from God, I saw in it His heart for families, doing simple things and gathering under his rainbow... and as His daughter,   felt His great love through this surprise rainbow !!
He is the sunshine in our universe!  His Love is really something good He can and does change the world, He Created it and He is King!!  The festival was just for two days, but thankfully, His Love is forever!
Blessings and a wonder-full day to you!



click on the heart to hear the song!

note on the Omer counting; during those two days it was so greatly synchronized during the counting of the omer.  Just before night, the rainbow was deflated and so it was like the rainbow disappeared, then perfectly after, the lights of the Castle went on at exactly 7PM just as it became dark.  And as I mentioned we often have music piped in from outside, so the 7 O"clock music was played, and just then I would pick up my i-pad and read the blessings for the counting of the omer!!!  Today is thirty-nine days, which is five weeks and four days of the Omer.


  1. How wonderful to have a children's day. I'm sure all the children who attended this fun event had a great time despite the rain.

  2. I listened to Eric Clapton's song. Lovely!
    Despite the gloomy rain, everything looks colorful outside:the umbrellas, the rainbow over the Castle, the preparations for the festival and Children's Day.
    Makes you feel good.

  3. Love the beautiful photos. Yes: He is the sunshine in our universe! He can and does change our broken world. And heal our broken hearts. Let us adore Him.