“God said, ‘ This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations; I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will 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 never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.'” – Genesis 9:12-15.
I don’t know a person who doesn’t get at least a temporary thrill from the sight of a rainbow.
Interesting that it takes only two simple elements to produce one of nature’s most amazing phenomena.
Light and water.
God is the very Light Himself. It first takes God to produce a rainbow. The rainbow, a creation of the Great Creator himself, is His promise depicted in the scripture above. It’s God’s everlasting promise, for God does not break his promises.
Yes, He is the very Light Himself.
In Randy Alcorn‘s great book, “Heaven,” he gives us several scriptural depictions of what Heaven just might be like. Because of God’s presence in Heaven, and because he is the very Light Himself, there is an everlasting Light in Heaven. No darkness, no nighttime, no dark clouds. Pure Light manifested from the Face of God.
Secondly, it takes water to produce a rainbow. There is cleansing power in the water.
So we can be assured the rainbow is God’s very Light and an intimately pure promise that will never be broken.
We marvel at rainbows. They are pure beauty. Ever think about how many colors are in a rainbow? Remember from first grade – ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, indigo and violet). Pure beauty.
I count seven colors there. And the biblical significance of seven?
Completeness. A job well done. A finished work. God took seven days to create the heavens and the earth, and at end, Creation was perfect.
And so it is with God’s promise manifested in the Light and the cleansing water.
God’s promise is for you and me and every living creature … and it is perfect.