People took to Twitter as a hopeful and stunning rainbow appeared in the Los Angeles sky. The rainbow came as a sweet surprise because of its appearance on St. Patricks day of all days! What a beautiful sign of hope during these times!
People are quarantined across the nation due to the coronavirus, but could this be a sign from God for a better day? A rainbow in the Bible is a symbol of divine faithfulness.
God sent a rainbow after the flood. The book of Genesis 9:12-17 says:
“And God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come. I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.'”
“‘Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.'”
“‘Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.’ So God said to Noah, ‘This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.’”
The rainbow symbolizes the promise God made to not destroy the earth by water again. We can rest in that same mercy during this time. He brings healing and peace in His wings: “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust”—Psalms 91.