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Who can resist a rainbow?
Rainbows arched before me up against the wild Autumn brightness in Alaska's Kenai in a post I did in September 2012.
Another time a rainbow danced over the freeway between snowy peaks as I was running errands around town.
A Mother-Daughter Rainbow shone over the Capitol Reef red rock canyon edge during an autumn family camping trip.
I was the one who danced when I saw an autumn rainbow resting on an Alaskan mountain top and then saw it also reflected in the pond below, which I wrote about in the same post as the other Alaskan rainbow.
Most people know about the story in the Bible of the Ark and the flooding and the rainbow that God put into the sky as a sign of covenant that He would never again flood the earth and destroy it in that manner.
A few years back I learned a bit more about rainbows.
I learned that the middle color in a bow is always green...as in Emerald green.
In heaven there is a rainbow as well.
It is an Emerald bow, and it arches around God's throne.
Rev. 4:2-3, 5-6.
The double rainbow likewise tells a story.
The royal purple is the top color of the top rainbow, and the bottom color is red.
The closer to earth bow tops in red and ends in purple.
The red band...blood red...marks the boundary between the two.
Each person sees a unique rainbow; the rainbow is created by the light being split by raindrops.
Each person's eyes sees the rainbow created from exactly where they stand.
Seven colors make up a rainbow.
Seven days were used to create the world.
One Jewish sage remarked that with the flood, God took aim with His Bow at His Creation to destroy.
When He made a rainbow, He placed the bow arched so that it aimed away from the Earth.
The emerald bow, a circle, around His Throne, is the ultimate rainbow I really long to see.
(And bonus card: again in Capitol Reef National Park.)