We don’t usually find one if we are looking for one. They come with no planning on our part. This one appeared while the sky was still very cloudy. And only then, through a small sweep of the sky between the trees.
Had I not been been looking through the kitchen window at a certain moment I would have missed it. And even then it was very dim, disappearing soon after I took this picture.
Why does God continue to display a rainbow? What good is it, actually, and practically?
What is its purpose except to cause us to look, and in seeing, remember our heavenly Father’s promise to Noah and his sons, recorded in Genesis 9:11-16.
“I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood. This is the token of the covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I MAY REMEMBER THE EVERLASTING COVENANT.” (condensed)
When we look up He is looking down. Our eyes look upon this token, and remember the other promises of His everlasting covenant of grace, through our Lord Jesus Christ, for eternal life. There will be another day of judgment and destruction, not by a flood, but by fire, (2 Peter 3:10-13)
~ ~ ~ ~ NEVERTHELESS ~ ~ ~ ~
“We, ACCORDING TO HIS PROMISE,
LOOK for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
Ye, therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before,
beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”
2 Peter 3:14,17-18
“And he that sat was to LOOK upon like a jasper and a sardine stone.
and there was a RAINBOW round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.”