Did God make the rainbow?

Did God make the rainbow?

Did God really make the rainbow? YES! Let's delve into this account and explore its profound implications for our faith. In Genesis 9:13-16, we are told that God created the rainbow as a sign of His covenant with humanity, promising never to flood the earth again. As a token of this covenant, God sets the rainbow in the sky as a reminder of His faithfulness and mercy.

" I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

Seems like a funny promise, huh? Gee, I’m glad that God won’t kill us in a flood. But there’s so much more to the rainbow than this specific promise. The rainbow serves as a powerful symbol of God's enduring love and faithfulness towards His creation. Just as God kept His promise to Noah, we can trust in His promises for our lives. The rainbow reminds us of God's sovereignty, protection, and grace in the midst of challenges.

The rainbow can also be extended to a symbol of hope and renewal, although this is not explicitly said in scripture. After the “storms” of life comes the rainbow, signifying a new beginning and the beauty that can emerge from our refining trials. In times of struggle, the rainbow serves as a beacon of hope, reminding us of God's presence and His ability to bring light out of darkness.

Today, the rainbow brings an entirely new set of meanings. We all know that the rainbow in today’s age is most closely aligned with pride. However, Christians must not abandon God’s original design for the 7-colored natural rainbow simply to avoid confusion. Without causing conflict, making every effort to live peaceably with those around you, as much as it depends on you (Romans 12:18), I encourage you to live boldly for the Lord by wearing the Christian rainbow and explaining its significance to those who ask.

This is the heart behind God Made the Rainbow. Believers need rainbow apparel that is not “taking back the rainbow” or to be confused with LGBTQ+ products but is a beautiful reminder of God’s creation and faithfulness to us.

As we gaze upon the colors of the rainbow, let us be reminded of God's faithfulness, His love, and His enduring grace towards us. May the rainbow always serve as a symbol of hope, renewal, and the unchanging nature of our Creator. May we find every opportunity to give Him the glory for all that He has done for us!

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