I admire a beautiful rainbow! The amazing rich colours and the shape! Awesome! Just a beautiful work of art! Whoever designed it certainly has taste!
What do you think of when you see a rainbow? A pot of gold? Inspiration for a craft project? Your next hair colour? So much has been made and named inspired by the rainbow. Some include places of worship, charitable organisations, LGBT rights movements and the list goes on. So much too has been said about these colourful phenomena that grace the sky after rain. The most popular is one I think you must have heard: ‘At the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold’. Do you believe it? I don’t! Who has ever pulled it back to check? I’m afraid I’ll have to disappoint you. It’s lovely to hear but it’s not true.
What does it mean anyway? My dependable google says it means one will have a sudden windfall or that all their wishes and dreams will come through. Well, well, well, if you have seen a rainbow, (I’m sure you have), can I ask you this question, have you had your windfall yet? Do you think it will happen? Maybe it will, but there might not be much of a windfall for the majority of us who have repeatedly seen rainbows.
You may or may not want to know that I also checked to see what was the scientific definition of the phenomenon that is the rainbow. This is what I found when I googled it: ‘A rainbow is a 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 multi-coloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun. ‘
Sounds good doesn’t it? Well when I checked the bible which is where I think the first mention of rainbow is found, I find that it came after the flood. God made a covenant with mankind and in fact with all creation. In Genesis it says: ‘And I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh’.
So there you go! Whenever you see a rainbow in the sky, remember that it is a sign of a promise from God that He will never ever totally destroy humankind and animals with a flood again! I’m absolutely 100% sure that this promise will be kept! Why do I have this assurance? Because I have seen evidence that promises which God has made have been fulfilled.
So although it’s a nice romantic thought to think there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, it really isn’t true. I prefer to believe what I have read from the Bible and I hope you will too.
Have a blessed week.