I heard on the radio the other day a tidbit of a pastors sermon, as the radio station usually grabs your attention with the cake toppings part of the sermons. Considering most people are not usually in their cars for very long, the radio needs to make a point quickly before you leave. As I was listening to it, it all seemed quite familiar with stuff I already knew. This pastor was talking about the diversity of God, still, something I already knew, not just from the Bible alone but the beauty of our world in general. Then the pastor brought up the rainbow…. and how white light goes in, and 7 colors come out! Yes, 7 and yes as the questioning human being I am had to stop, think about and finger count every color of the rainbow, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet! Ok so looking at rainbows my whole life, I never took into consideration that its colors equaled to 7. Nor did I consider that “white” light goes in, or that the order of colors is always the same unless its a double rainbow ( which is only a double reflection in which the colors are reversed) no matter which, red and violet are always on the outside. Purple has always been a color of royalty, Jesus our Lord and King; red the color of Jesus blood shed for us! The white light shines through the water that cleanses the soul and is wrapped in Jesus Love for us as it reflects his gracious sacrifice!
The Bible refers to Jesus as the light of the world, and Gods word is a light to our path. John 8:12 and Psalm 119:105 Ephesians chapter 5 talks about “Living in the Light” Gods light shines through his children, we are all different therefore as a rainbow is beautifully collective with each color making it one rainbow we all have a piece of Jesus to share to this world in many different ways!
I do not care who you are, what your beliefs are, how old you are or how sciencey you are, rainbows wow everyone! Even scientists who try to recreate them can never produce the same thing, there are still slight differences from what nature does, which is just obeying Gods voice to begin with!
I also found it very interesting when reading about rainbows and their scientific/historic avenues, that when Newton was studying the rainbow he came up with the distinction of 7 colors referring to his beliefs of ancient Greek sophists who thought there was a connection to musical notes.
Psalm 148: 1-5 says
Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels; praise him all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; Praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created;
Even the earth sings praises to God! There is so much evidence that points to our maker, we just have to open our eyes!