From the desk of Lauren Palmer
Did you know…
Rainbows are actually full circles, although from our location on the ground only an arc can be seen. Full circle rainbows can be seen from the sky – from a plane or helicopter, for example. This tells us that rainbows don’t sit perpendicular to the earth’s surface, they actually hover over it…like a halo. We see a beautiful example of this in the book of Revelation: Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. (Revelation 10:1)
On par with the historic wedding verbiage concerning a wedding ring, a full circle rainbow is never-ending having no beginning and no ending, just like God’s love for His creation, His bride. When I think of a full circle rainbow, I like to think of it as God’s halo hovering over the earth’s surface, marking earth as His own. It is the unending halo signaling His unending love for us.
With this knowledge that rainbows are full circles, made from light and in a slightly different place dependent on where you are standing, would it be fair to state the entire earth is surrounded by a patchwork quilt of rainbow halos at all times? In this world, God only permits us to see small fragments, and only if weather conditions are perfect. However, a rainbow is light, and light is always present whether or not we can see the rainbow. In the same way, Christ’s light is always here, ready for us to reflect it.
“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
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