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Thursday, February 17, 2011

a rainbow on the floor

There’s a rainbow on the floor in the den. I saw it yesterday morning when I turned around to stand up from fixing lunches. It’s tiny as rainbows go—probably like four inches square, but it has all the colors of the spectrum in it.
It was a little miracle for a few seconds. A tiny promise from God appearing suddenly in the darkness of early morning, it shone brightly. Of course, there is a very logical reason for it and I looked to see it again today. Michael changed the light on the turtle tank from a plain light bulb to one of those coiled energy efficient bulbs. It gives off a white light that breaks into a spectrum of colors as it shines through the glass of the fish tank and the water inside. When the light in that one little spot is condensed on the floor it makes a rainbow.
But knowing the scientific principles of its creation makes it no less beautiful there on the floor in the dimness.
And even more it made my mind go back to the promise God made to Noah as he and his family thanked Him for their survival in the flood.
20And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. 22While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Gen 8: 20-22

12And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. 17And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth. Genesis 9:12-17

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