According to Wikipedia, “a rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. Rainbows by sunlight appear in the section of the sky directly opposite the sun.”
This is the scientific explanation for a beautiful natural occurrence.
The rainbow also represents a promise from God that He would never destroy the earth with a flood again. It also serves as a reminder of that promise.
I’ve always held a fascination with rainbows. The sight of experiencing those glorious pastel colors stretched across a freshly rain cleansed sky fills me with hope. When it came to choosing a title for my novel Chasing Rainbows, it had to be a one fitting for the story that my heroine, Addison Hays, had to tell. The rainbow was a representation of her love for the hero and also of a promise that she made to herself. One has to have been weak to be strong.
Below is an excerpt from Chasing Rainbows; advice from the heroine’s best friend, Kara.
“Addie, there’s usually always a rainbow after a storm. The sun’s still shining even though it hides once in a while. It’s just a little gray right now.”
In the grand design of the rainbow, we have to withstand the rain to glimpse the rainbow’s beauty.
Metaphorically speaking, the sky will sometimes be gray in life. The sun may not always shine on us, but the comfort of knowing that it’s still there is enough to inspire hope. At least for me… it is. I hope it’s that way for you also!
Until next time, take care.
Wikipedia: Rainbows en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow