God has a way of making things beautiful; after all, he is the creator of all things. He does it with words like, ” He has made everything beautiful in his time” ( Ecclesiastes 3:11 NKJV). Our Lord also uses his paintbrush. After a spring shower, the covenant giver paints the sky. He places a multicolored arc across the emerging blue sky. The bow is a masterpiece painted by the hand of the Almighty.
Noah and his family were the first to see the rainbow decorate the sky in its inaugural appearance after the flood. It was a colorful sight to enjoy after a year inside the ark.
God didn’t color the sky only to look pretty, but also, as a reminder of the covenant he made with himself and humanity. Our Lord promised he would never destroy the earth again by a flood. His perpetual promise holds true today because God can swear by no higher power than himself. He is the only one who cannot and will not lie. The Lord’s word is true forever. The bow in the sky is an everlasting promise by our God to all flesh.
Every time it rains, there is a bow somewhere reminding God of his commitment never to destroy the earth again by a flood.
When the rainbow appears with its seven colors of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violent, it renews God’s promise. These seven colors represent completion in my mind, like the seven days of creation. God’s promise is final, never to destroy all humanity by another worldwide flood. History has nor will it ever record another all-ending catastrophic flood. So, when you see your next rainbow take a moment and thank the Lord for his divine protection and promise.