To see a naturally occurringÂ rainbow, conditions have to be justÂ right. There has to be a lot of waterÂ droplets in the air and the sun has to be atÂ your back as you look at the droplets.Â If these two things are happening thenÂ you will see a rainbow!
Sunlight is made up of different coloursÂ of light. When sunlight enters a waterÂ droplet each colour is refractedÂ (or bent) a different amount by the water,Â so that the colours spread out. When theÂ colour is reflected from the inside surfaceÂ of the droplet, it is refracted again as itÂ goes back out into the air which spreadsÂ out the colours even more. Since there areÂ many droplets at different heights aboveÂ the ground and each droplet refracts aÂ colour that reaches our eyes, we are able toÂ see a complete rainbow.
When I see a rainbow, it lifts my spirit. IÂ love the colours and am always amazed atÂ how big it is! But a rainbow can also tell usÂ some things about God.
A rainbow reminds us that God onceÂ warned the people of Noahâ€™s day aboutÂ a coming judgment for their sin. NoahÂ and his family believed God. They wereÂ saved in the Ark provided through Godâ€™sÂ instruction. We are like the sinners ofÂ Noahâ€™s day; our sins will also bring usÂ to judgment. Godâ€™s instruction to everyÂ person today, is to trust in the work ofÂ the Lord Jesus Christ. At the cross, HeÂ provided for the forgiveness of our sins.Â The person who trusts Him is saved fromÂ that judgment.
When the conditions are right, a personÂ can see a rainbow. The conditions are nowÂ â€˜rightâ€™ for a person to be saved. Christ hasÂ already paid for the sin of the whole worldÂ when He died on the cross. You can acceptÂ His work for yourself now.
I may look at a rainbow while anotherÂ person stands some distance from me.Â That person would also see a rainbow,Â but because the light reaches them atÂ a different angle, that person sees theÂ rainbow in a slightly different part ofÂ the sky than I do. In a similar way, everyÂ person who is saved has â€˜seenâ€™ the LordÂ Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation,Â but every personâ€™s salvation experience isÂ different in some way.
God has saved people in their homes orÂ at work, while reading the Bible or whileÂ hearing something said. Your salvationÂ will be unique and personal to you, but allÂ who believe have the same Saviour. TrustÂ Christ today!
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