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The Rainbow Covenant

Bible Reading: Genesis 9

Marked: Genesis 9:12-15
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh."

God is visual, He is demonstrative. With nothing to see but devastation, the 7 survivors of the Great Flood witnessed the first-ever appearance of a beautiful rainbow in the sky. It must have been a very welcome sight to Noah, his 3 sons and their wives, and the animals who survived with them. Man needed this humungous, physical sign more than ever. The rainbow gave hope and it gave great assurance to creation of a future full of prospects and free from fear. God knows what He promised and He never forgets. It's man who needs constant reminding and re-assuring.

It's quite sad to think that in future years to come, the world may only come to think of the rainbow as a symbol of Gay Pride, of Gay Rights. Hopefully, Christians will keep using rainbow colours for clothing and keep buying rainbow pins, rainbow mugs, and decors. Most of all, may we keep getting excited about seeing rainbows after each rain. May we keep settling into that "good, blissful" feeling we used to have whenever we saw rainbows back when we were younger.

Think about it. God creatively created the rainbow as a sign of His covenant between man. It is way cooler than a written contract. Did you know that the sky needs millions of rain droplets in order to show off a rainbow? These droplets serve as reflectors of sunlight, giving us each color of the spectrum. The white sunlight exits each droplet as a specific colour of the ROYGBIV rainbow spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, or Violet. Indeed, way cooler than a paper contract. God signs His contract of peace with man, in colourful ink across the skies.

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