These are some of my favourite rainbow photos taken over the years. Rainbows have all my life, been one of my top five favourite things.
It’s been so lovely to see how, through this awful time, the rainbow seems to have been adopted by, not only our county, but others as well, as a sign of hope.
“Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth.
“When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth.” Genesis 9:12-13,16
The newsreader on our local news last closed the broadcast by show-casing dozens of photos of rainbow pictures, sent in by viewers. These rainbows are displayed in the windows of houses, and pasted to garden walls and front doors to bring hope, cheer and a smile to the faces of individuals walking past, on our daily, allotted exercise time during “lockdown.”
It struck me last night just how wonderful, that in these troubled times, the rainbow is starting to be remembered, for what it TRULY represents: hope, and the everlasting covenant of a faithful God to all generations.
The Creator of the heavens and the earth, our only hope – will come through for us! However frightening or bleak things might look right now, we are not, and never will be, forsaken.
There’s great significance to God choosing a rainbow as a sign of His covenant. In Ezekiel 1:28 and Revelation 4:3 , which are both about God’s enthroned glory, we read that a rainbow surrounds God’s throne!
How beautiful and wonderful that the Lord has placed so near to Himself a permanent reminder of His covenant to man! He has not forgotten you.
We can be very sure that God is committed to remaining faithful to His covenant. This covenant is everlasting: “for all future generations.” (Gen 9:12).
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease” (Gen 8:22). Four times God says, “Never again!” (Gen 8:2; 9:11, 15)
Today, if you’re out walking and you see a picture of a rainbow, remember the covenant of God, our Hope! The rainbow is God’s hand, lovingly and tenderly cupped over the earth, reminding us of his care and concern for the world and every creature in it. God sees the rainbow—and remembers his covenant.