I love rainbows and I always love it. It has seven colors. They are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. This color arrangement is from the outside to the inner part.
Rainbow is a combination of two significant things, a shower of rain, and sunlight. This can happen at any time in the morning, noontime or before sunset.
Rainbow will not appear without the presence of the two, the rain and sunlight.
Although this rainbow is a lovely thing to the eye, behind this lovely scene is an unlovely side that some people do not want. Why?
Farmers during harvest time only want sunlight and they do not want rain because rain is contributory to the unwanted quality of products being wet during the drying period.
Rice, corn, laundry needed to be dry for safekeeping need not be drenched or immersed with rain.
Motorcycle riders without raincoats, people without umbrellas do not need unexpected rain.
All people who have something to be dried on that day usually do not want the rain to come. Their prayer is the resounding poetic rhyme of children which says: Rain, rain go away come again another day.
On the Other Side
The other side of the thing is, rainbow sends us the message of a favorable condition. Life continues because rain is there quenching the thirsty land and all that lives in it.
A rainbow over the mountains or in the valleys means that rain is present there. If a rainbow appears the vegetations celebrate because they need it for survival and to cover the earth with beauty and provide enough oxygen for other living things including us humans.
The Rainbow is a Sign of a Promise
In the Bible, you can read a story when Yahweh, the God recognized by the people punished the whole earth with flooding. You can find it here.
According to the story, Noah’s family was the only group spared from annihilation. The flood was caused by a heavy downpour of rain which lasted for forty days and forty nights.
The flood covered the whole earth for a hundred and fifty days which is equal to five months. This means there is no possibility of survival for any living thing over the earth except those who were on board the ark of Noah.
After the flood, Yahweh, the God promised to Noah that never again will all living beings be destroyed by a flood; never again will a flood destroy the earth. Read the details here.
Have you enjoyed reading about the rainbow? I hope so.
The rainbow is not all about color and beauty. It is about life. It conveys something beyond our eyes can see. People really love it to see whenever it appears anywhere around the globe.
I love the rainbow because it reminds me that there is a Supreme Being who loves me and promises a security beyond my control. It is a covenant that God fulfill in every generation.
Yahweh, the God of old, the God of the present and the God of the future says:
“As a sign of this everlasting covenant which I am making with you and with all living beings, I am putting my bow in the clouds. It will be the sign of my covenant with the world. Whenever I cover the sky with clouds and the rainbow appears, I will remember my promise to you and to all the animals that a flood will never again destroy all living beings. When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between me and all living beings on earth. That is the sign of the promise which I am making to all living beings.”
Thank you for the rainbow, thank you to a God whose concern is for an orderly life of his children.