One of life’s blessings

I glanced out my office window, looked over the hills and the water, and saw glowing in the sky a perfect rainbow.  What a lovely gift.  Since it's been raining ridiculous amounts in my neck of the woods, one hopes that the rainbow is a sign of a remembered promise:

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.  (Genesis 9:8-16.)

Landscape with Rainbow, Henley-on-Thames

c. 1690

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  • Anne

    I just posted about my need for an ark here in Hawaii! I’d be thrilled to see a rainbow!

  • jg

    Our American covenant, Bookworm. Thanks.

  • Laer

    It’s funny … God obviously doesn’t need to be reminded of anything. His rainbows are OUR reminder, not His.

  • jg

    With the looming storm of the DaVinci movie coming, many traditional Christians have begun to arm themselves. I already know more about the Gnostic ‘gospels’ than most people. Unfortunately weird theorizing remains the bane of 21c. art/fiction. And Dan Brown is certainly a popular (wolf)pack leader.

    Vanderleun at “American Digest” unveils a better way (humor) to set back the barbarians, as he discusses if ‘Christ did walk on ice,’ from the latest news story of that ‘fact.’
    excerpt: I don’t look to Christianity to bring me the weather reports for tomorrow. At the same time I don’t look to Science to ever, in its widest dreams, reveal the core of the miracle and mystery of being a conscious entity who has been granted the gift of being able, in my better moments, to witness — even for an inch of time — the wonder of Creation.