Hannah, my 3 year old, is currently obsessed with painting. Painting rainbows in particular! She loves sitting at the table with her watercolours and painting. She’s really got into it and I think it started during ‘chicken pox’ week!! I’m enjoying having all this prettiness around me!!
It got me thinking about rainbows. What are they? Why do we have them? What do they mean?
According to Wikipedia; ‘A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.’
They are so beautiful and a special gift from God. In Genesis Chapter 9, it says:
12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenantbetween me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”
A great reminder to God’s promise to us. I know I need reminders from time to time and it’s been lovely to encounter this again this week.
I hope you’ve had a great week!