Post by John on Jul 1, 2022 20:46:40 GMT -5
Where does a rainbow come from? If you look to science, here is their explanation. "When sunlight hits a rain droplet, some of the light is reflected. The electromagnetic spectrum is made of light with many different wavelengths, and each is reflected at a different angle. Thus, spectrum is separated, producing a rainbow." That is the scientific explanation, but it is God that created the rainbow, and it was not to celebrate the LGBTQ community. It was not to celebrate diversity at all. It is to signify a covenant God made after the worldwide flood. God had destroyed every living creature on the earth with the exception of Noah, his family, and animals that were on the ark with him. After the waters receded, we read the following in Genesis 9:8-17
And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a 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 remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
The rainbow does not show up just because it rains when the sun pops out, though that is when you are most likely to see it. God created the rainbow as a reminder that God made a covenant, not just with mankind, but with every living creature on the earth that he will not ever destroy us with a worldwide flood. That does not mean that judgement will never come again. If you read Revelation, you can see that in the future, God will bring more judgments and will eventually create a new Heaven and a new Earth. At the same time, He has promised us that He will never bring about total destruction of all living creatures with a flood. Whenever I see a rainbow, that is what I think of, and I know that God is recognizing the covenant as well as He says, "I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. This is something to be thankful for.