My husband called from the other room, “Look out back! There’s a rainbow!”
Since I enjoy rainbow sightings immensely, I rushed to the window.
Here’s what I saw:
It was beautiful, so I stepped outside to get a better look. And I’m so glad I did!
What a blessing from God to walk into my yard at just the right time to catch a glimpse of this:
I had the perfect view of a full rainbow painted right over my neighborhood.
I texted my neighbors to let them know their house was “somewhere under the rainbow.”
It was glorious!
Thank you God, for that moment. Not only was the rainbow beautiful, but it reminded me of how beautiful God’s promises are.
The rainbow itself is one of his promises:
I have set my rainbow in the clouds,
and it will be the sign of the covenant
between me and the earth.
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.
Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds,
I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant
between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”Genesis 9:13-16
And gazing at the rainbow’s array of colors made me think of many other beautiful promises of God:
Red: Jesus’ blood, spilled for us – the promise that we can be forgiven and washed clean
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.1 John 1:7
Orange: The sun – the promise to be our light
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”John 8:12
Yellow: The flowers of the field – the promise that God will meet our needs
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.Matthew 6:28-33
Green: Growth – the promise to flourish
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”Jeremiah 17:7-8
Blue: Water – the promise to quench our thirst with living water
“But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”John 4:14
Indigo: Royalty – the promise of the King to adopt us into his family
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!1 John 3:1
Violet: The King – the promise to return and reign forever
The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:
“The kingdom of the world has becomeRevelation 11:15
the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,
and he will reign for ever and ever.”