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What is the significance of the rainbow?

8 Answers
When you see a rainbow, what are your thoughts?
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Rainbows make me stop in wonder at their beauty and their mystery.

They remind me of two Bible passages -- first, the one in which God instructs Noah to look upon them and remember God's promise never to send a worldwide flood again; and second, the place in Revelation 4 where a rainbow is described as "circling" God's throne.

This second passage particularly impresses me, because I only recently learned that from the correct angle above the earth (when riding in an airborne plane for example), rainbows can be seen as circular -- we just see them as an arc from the ground because our view of the lower section is obstructed. In Bible times, such a perspective would have been impossible, yet the writer of Revelation describes them in just this way, a further indication that the Bible is a book not simply invented by man.

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T

Whenever I see a rainbow, I feel blessed. Once, I saw a double rainbow, so I felt twice blessed by God. I know that a rainbow has a natural explanation, but I just feel that it is one of God's wonders that he lets us see after a storm to remind us that fair weather is not too far away. The Native Americans also felt very blessed whenever they saw rainbows, especially the tribes that lived in the desert. The rainbow meant the much needed water was falling from the sky.

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It represents peace, serenity and happiness. Sometimes when I have a really good laugh and I don't let the laugh out but I sort of We are all connected to the universe, if a bunch of people are really sad and depressed the weather in that area would be terrible. If a bunch of people were always happy and joyful the weather would be good and sunny.

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First, when I look back as a child, when I saw a rainbow there was always the thought of finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Now as an adult, the significance of the rainbow is God's remembrance of the covenant in Genesis 9:12-17 never to destroy the world by a flood again.

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When I see the rainbow, i not only think of the promise that God made, but rather HOW he will destroy it in the future...fire?earthquakes?hurricanes?suicide bombers? It is a bit morbid, but I can't help but to wonder especially with all the diasters that are all around us.

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L

Whenever, I see the rainbow and it reminds me of the world that is been designed and created by a non Creator who is God. It is about God and His creation which is complete and finish.

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I don't think of anything in particular, just that 'hey, what a beautiful rainbow this is', and get very excited. If I have a camera with me, I try to take a good picture.

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The promise that God made that HE would never again destroy the world by water..

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