Looking for Rainbows

I’ve always loved rainbows. Every time I see one, I think of the Bible verses in Genesis Chapter 9:8-17. Of course, I don’t think of every word of these verses, just the general gist, since I am a “general gist” type of person. Basically, I remember that it’s God’s promise to us not to destroy the entire world with a flood.

Rainbow off the coast of New Hampshire, summer 1986

When it is raining, whether lightly or like cats-and-dogs, and the sun is shining, no matter how dimly or brightly, I always look for a rainbow. If there is one, I always have a child-like sense of wonder and joy upon seeing it. It is not only a token of a promise God made to all of us, but also just a beautiful, colorful sight in the midst of what is usually a gray, dismal-looking sky. There’s a metaphor for life in there. I’m sure you can figure it out. It’s kind of like the “silver lining in every cloud”, except with a rainbow…. 🙂


About rebelwife

New England wife of a Southern man relocated back to Alabama.
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8 Responses to Looking for Rainbows

  1. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    and of course there’s that pot of gold


  2. garden2day says:

    I always get excited to see rainbows. I am known to stop the car if I am out so everyone can get a good look-no camera-just to enjoy the moment and I always think about Noah’s family and God’s promise. And, double rainbows are extra special…


    • rebelwife says:

      They are special. They say that every rainbow has a double, it’s just not always strong enough to see. I also like seeing little snippets of rainbows in clouds surrounding the sun. I usually have sunglasses on when I see them–they’re too faint and the sun is too bright, otherwise. 🙂


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