“There’s always been a rainbow hanging over your head.” — Kacey Musgraves
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou
“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” — Charlie Chaplin
“Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow and your friends and family are the gold.” — Steve Maraboli
The rainbow is one of the most beautiful meteorological phenomena we can enjoy. Reflected in airborne water droplets, the sun’s rays create an optical miracle.
Looking out over the grey and rain-filled skies, after days of gloom and doom, a light shines through the clouds. Beams of sunlight move through the drops of rain that remain, creating an arc from one end of the horizon to the other. Each drop of rain is a significant part of the arc’s formation, separating the white light of the sun into a rainbow of colors. Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet. Perfectly painted, perfectly placed.
Have you ever stepped outside after a rain storm to see a rainbow? There’s something majestic about the arch of brilliant colors streaming across the sky. It’s worth taking in the beauty for a few moments before it fades away.
The story of rainbows began after the judgment of God when the entire world was covered in a flood. Every living person and animal died except Noah, his family, and the animals on the ark. Afterwards God made a promise to never destroy the entire human race or animals with a flood disaster.
Rainbows are God’s sign of hope
“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: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth’” (Genesis 9:12-13).
While many people find it difficult to keep their promises, God is above man and He always keeps His promises. The rainbow covenant is just one of the many promises He makes. God promises to never leave nor forsake us. He will meet all of our needs according to His riches and glory. The Lord answers all of our prayers according to His will. Believers can take great confidence in knowing that God’s promises are steadfast and secure.
My mother always said when you see a rainbow, it’s God’s way of saying it’s going to be okay.
Rainbows remind us of possibilities, opportunities and hope. Rainbows are God’s promise – His miracle.
In the midst of life’s storms it is often hard to spot a rainbow, but I think the most important thing is to remember, these miracles of the sky only appear after the storm.