Isn’t it great when a rainbow appears and we are not expecting it? I took this photo at a splash park where my grandchildren were playing. When the sun hit just the right angle in the spray, a rainbow appeared!
Before the great flood and the rains of Genesis, the earth was watered more by natural condensation, fog, etc. than by rainstorms, some say. Imagine after being stuck on the ark for months and looking out to see a rainbow in the sky! It must have been awesome – the first rainbow seen by man.
Genesis 9:13 – ” I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”
Mya Angelou suggested that we try to be the rainbow in someone’s cloud.
Lord Byron said, “Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.”
Dolly Parton wisely quips, “If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain!”
We’ve all heard the stories about a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Well, I’ve driven through the end of a rainbow on a mountainside. There was no pot of gold, but my car filled with an amazing luminous green light that was very otherworldly. I figure there was about a one in a billion chance of driving through the very place where the rainbow touched the earth. I’ll never forget it.
When your world seems darkest and your life seems stormiest, may God’s rainbow of promise for a better tomorrow take you unaware!