"I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. 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." Genesis 9:13-16 (NIV)
If you look very closely, you will see a double rainbow. The second rainbow appeared just above the first with the colors in the reverse order! On this particular day, I had been dealing with a tragedy. This sweet little 'smile' from God above reminded me of His covenant. Sometimes the difficulties of life can feel like a flood, coming all at once. Sometimes we think we will never get through a season of trials. My husband thought this was a promise from the Lord that He will take care of us and that this 'season' of pain will pass. I found great peace in seeing this rainbow. The covenant is a reminder that never again will a flood do such destruction, that the seasons will always come as expected and that a rainbow will be a sign that God keeps His promises.
Life can surely be difficult at times. It is during these times that we must look for the rainbows.