Genesis 9:14-15 - Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
According to merriam-webster.com a rainbow is:
A rainbow can be formed in water, crystals, glass, and a number of other objects. But the key in order for rainbows to form is that they need light.
Dark storm clouds don’t form a rainbow. No sun can shine through the clouds until the clouds part and sunlight splashes over the earth.
This too can be how our hearts are. We’re covered in dark clouds, but there is a way to find a rainbow even in the darkest of storms.
Let’s take a look at what a rainbow symbolizes in the Bible. According to answersingenesis.org:
The rainbow is a message from God that he will remember his promise and not destroy our lives, but instead provide us with hope.
Sometimes our lives can feel like we have those dark clouds covering our hearts and we’re in the middle of a deluge of rain pounding on us. The flood waters rise and we can find ourselves drowning in a sea of sorrow.
And though it’s difficult to lift up our eyes, when we do we can see the dark clouds part and a rainbow of hope appears over us. The storm may rage, but it will not destroy us.
So the next time you see a rainbow in the sky, remember that the light of love can appear and form a rainbow, as our tears are touched by the love that God is showering over us.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.