Submitted by Sue Barthel
|Scripture:||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." Genesis 9:16 (NIV) A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne. Revelation 4:3b (NIV)|
Did you know that a Rainbow is a Promise?
Did you know The Bible begins with a rainbow and ends with a rainbow:
A very long time ago, God could find only one honorable person, Noah. So God asked him to build a large boat and to load it with his family and pairs of every kind of bird and animal on earth. Then God sent rain for forty days and nights until the earth was covered with water in a great flood, and all the people and animals outside drowned - even the birds.
After the water dried up, Noah build an altar and worshiped God, and God spoke to Noah and his sons. God promised that the earth and everything living on it would never again be destroyed by a flood.
We see this story as evidence one more time of the grace and goodness of a God who makes solemn promises. And God gave us something to remind us of that solemn promise.
A rainbow is an arch of light exhibiting a wide range of colors. It is caused by drops of water falling through the air. It is usually seen in the sky at the end of a rain shower. Because of this, God said every time we see a rainbow it would remind us of His promise never to flood the whole world again and remind us of His love for us.
Do you know what each color in the rainbow means? I found something that explains it:
Red represents the blood Jesus shed for us
Yellow is for God’s perfect light, the sun so bright
Orange is coming from night into life with thru Jesus.
Green reminds us that God created the earth and trees. Like the grass in spring, it represents the new life we have in Jesus.
Blue represents the color of water. God created the oceans & seas, this meminds us of the baptism that identifies us with Jesus.
Black represents our sins and God’s darkest day.
Purple is for Jesus’ hours of sorrow, so we can gain the crown of life.
Pink is for our new tomorrows.
White represents God’s purity and the cleansing of our sins thru God’s grace.
Rainbows appear after mighty storms, when things look their worst. Just when the sky is darkest, out of heaven a rainbow appears. God 1st sent the rainbow to Noah, as a sign that his word is true.
The rainbows message still speaks to me and you. The rainbow is a sign of God’s promise, that he will guide us thru any storm. When you feel battered by life’s storms and you are filled with doubt. Just remember God’s rainbow is coming and He’ll be there for you Let’s pray.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your rainbow and the promises you make with each color. Help us to remember that you love us and will see us thru each storm. Amen
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