When I first came up with the title for this blog, a friend asked me why and what did it mean? Well, it's really quite simple. That old cottage represents traditional life of times past and the values which lived on in that cottage before and during "Summers at Old Nags Head" and I'll bet they still do. Anyone who owns a place like that and invests the toil, sweat and money to keep it sound and looking so good must be a believer in traditional manner. And then there is the beautiful rainbow, representing as said earlier the promise of God, God the Father of all of us, the Creator who created us in his image only to be so disappointed by what we did. And He used the Great Flood to destroy the evil that had infected man, yet he maintained sufficient stock of life on Noah's Ark to repopulate the earth when it was done. This is Biblical history, exemplified by the beautiful colors that arch across the sky from time to time as our reminder of His commitment. I trust everyone sees the connection.
But here's the likely sad follow-on to the story. In the case of God's wishes for man, the renewed earth with its inhabitants once again, and again and again, failed to live up to His expectations. And even after He gave His only Son up to a horrible death on the Cross and later sent His Spirit to earth to guide us in how we live, many of us still fail to consider His Truth and we continue to watch the world squander His love as so many prefer worldly pleasures, riches and power. In the case of that wonderful old cottage, sometime in the future a new generation will decide they don't want to expend the funds to keep it going as it is and instead accept the temptation of money and turn the property over to developers with the support of politicians. The new owners will see riches through multi-family development and the resulting tax enhancements and the cottages will be gone. Another round of massive and tightly placed units that have no semblance to the gloried past of Nags Head will follow the loss of beauty, looking out-of-place on a section of beach previously so rustic and pure. Many will be sad, but they will just shrug and move on, justifying it with the cliche that progress can't be stopped. Yet no attempt will be made again to truly define just what progress is.
But enjoy the picture and cherish the knowledge of what the Outer Banks and Nags Head were in those simpler and less hectic times, for the memories have played a great part in developing hearts that want to save what they can. And there is always hope for the future when people have those sentiments alive within them. Have a blessed day and I hope you have a rainbow in your heart today as well.