What's your definition of a rainbow?
I'm asking this completely seriously. Do you think it's light refracted off of water when it hits a certain angle or something? That's how I used to see it too. But a reading of the bible and *BANG!*, my perspective changes. Now before I tell you what the rainbow symbolizes, let me start off with the story of Noah.
Hey, don't moan & groan! I know you've heard this like a million times but bear with me!
Okay so once upon a time mankind was completely, over the top-ly, indescribably vile. Sinful people they were. These people were to the extremes of sinful! Ickkk.....
Guess who didn't like that?
You guessed it, God didn't like it at ALL.
So he got this idea in his head. He was like look, these people are BAD. Other than Noah and his family, these people that I made, they fail.
No, they EPIC fail.
So he went to Noah and he was like, Noah, I'm sending a flood to wipe out the earth and mankind (imagine Noah's expression here!),so you probably want to build an ark. Bring your wife, sons, and son's wives. Oh yeah, and male and female pairs of every animal. And food. LOTS of food!
So Noah builds the ark, gets everything together, and God sends the flood. So Noah, the animals, and his family are all on the ark for about a year and then he sends out a dove, who returns with a freshly plucked olive leaf. Then they knew that the ground was dry, waited seven days, and got off.
This is where the rainbow comes in (yay!).
Afterwards God said to Noah: "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."
Rainbows are AWESOME!
Oh, and I know I said I was going to talk about something different today, but I think I'll wait for the Jesus = Messiah thing. I think first I'll talk about some cool verses and stories.