On Tuesday night, on our way into St. Louis, the sky was gorgeous. We had a lovely view of an entire rainbow, and the effect of the clouds on the rainbow was something. I took several pictures, none of which truly captured the beauty of the rainbow. This one seems the best to J and I:
As I was struck by the beauty of the rainbow, I tried to imagine what Noah and family must have thought as they saw the first rainbow. As lovely as this one seemed to us, the first rainbow surely put this one to shame. How full of awe that moment must have been! A promise that God would never again destroy the world with a flood. And a reminder of the picture the ark gives us of our own way of escape - the Savior who was born to die to save us from our sins.
A neat thing about God's timing is that the next day, we talked about Noah, the ark, the flood, the picture of the coming Savior, the rainbow, etc, as we got ready to make and put up Wednesday's ornament for our Jesse tree. God is good.