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THE RAINBOW

As the years have crept up on me, I find myself on the living room floor each day. No, I don’t fall coming down the hallway, and no, I’m not sliding out of bed and crawling to the living room. I have just found out that laying on the floor and stretching is a good way to get the day started. So I have a routine that I follow most mornings. Does this routine of stretching help? I don’t know. But I am not going to stop and see if I feel worse!


Our front door has prism glass in it, or at least that is what I call it. Glass cut at an angle that allows the sun to reflect through it and form tiny rainbows on the floor, couch and wall. As the year goes by the placement of these tiny rainbows changes with the shifting of the rising sun in the morning. It has been shifting in one direction for the past six months and now it is starting to make the trek back.


I was thinking about those mini rainbows the other day. And the larger ones we are blessed to see in the sky. They don’t have a pot of gold at the end of them, and if you want to get technical they don’t even have an end. (Yeah, I could get all nerdy on you again.) What they do have is a promise from our Heavenly Father. And though we don’t see the larger rainbows too often, almost daily I see the small ones that move across my living room.


As I was thinking about rainbows, it brought my thoughts to what they now seem to represent in our society. Not a promise from God anymore. “The various colors came to reflect both the immense diversity and the unity of the LGBTQ community” (britannica.com). Then my thoughts went to a comment I’ve heard from the Christian community, that we need “take back the rainbow.” An interesting concept--taking it back.



After thinking about this puzzling concept of taking back the rainbow, I thought, “Did we ever lose it?” Even more importantly “Was it ours to ever lose?” I mean it isn’t mine or ours to start with, it is a gift from God. If we believe God’s word, He created it and thus it belongs to Him. Just because someone else uses it does not mean that it is any less of a gift, a promise from God.


So, when you see the rainbow flag, or a building lit up with rainbow colors, don’t focus on something you may not agree with, but on the promise from God that He is there for us. That His Son died for us. And that death was for everyone, even those you may not agree with. When we realize that, then we can not only share the rainbow with others but also the love of Jesus.


Sharing the Rainbow,

Randy