I’ve always considered the rainbow as the end of creation, that while the plants were watered from the mist that rose from the ground it had never rained. Never had the sun refracted to moisture in the air, but that this was the occasion for the Lord to reveal this wonder as the covenant of his promise to Adam and Eve.
Thank you for your thoughtful and comprehensive reminder of the true symbolism of rainbows. I look forward to a time when the real meaning replaces the worldly perversion. By the way, the expression is a "friend of Dorothy," not Judy.
Thank you for this richly informative and inspiring essay! So true, all things do denote the glory of God.
I love that Gods symbol is all inclusive of His children and not exclusive like man's symbol.
I love the rainbow as a sign of God's love toward all of his people. There are many in the LDS community who also belong under the LGBT rainbow and are God's people. People who were biologically born with LGBT tendencies or intersex, etc. I have a child with a genetic deletion who falls into this category. There are so many more than you think. For others who need support and love while remaining in the church, please contact NorthStarLDS.
Thank you for your insightful article and reminder of the covenant God made with Enoch and Noah. In addition to the promise made to Noah, the semi-circular rainbow is a visual reminder of the promise made to Enoch that as his city was taken up from the earth before the flood of Noah so shall it return to earth in the last days. Thank you for taking the time to prepare this article. Garfield Cook
I am glad the JST meaning of the rainbow from Genesis 9 was highlighted here. So few know that it was originally given as a promise that the city of Enoch would return and Zion would be built. Can't help but wonder if elements of Norse mythology (bifrost - rainbow bridge with Asgard and the realm of the gods at the other end, YggdrasilI - kind of like the tree of life) originated with truths the ten tribes carried with them to the north countries.
The token of the rainbow was placed in the sky after the survivors of the flood disembarked. Animals and humans, they had one thing in common: they were all reproductively fertile matched couples. If you were on the ark, and you were not paired, you were food. It is odd that someone not in this category would adopt that symbol. But then again, the early Christian church adopted a torture device for theirs.
For me this was such an insightful and well-written article!!! I really love the symbolism of the covenant, and that God has not forgotten his children.
Great insight and perspective. Thanks for your article.
Thank you for a beautiful article.
Thank you! How wonderful and enlightening. Was not aware of much of this information.
Thank you for this thoughtful and eloquent reminder of the real meaning of the rainbow. It is lamentable that this symbol of God's love for man has been co-opted by those who center their lives on man's love for man (and women's love for women) instead of centering on Christ and his doctrine, and the blessings of eternal marriage and family life that are Heavenly Father's gift and plan for ALL of us. Jesus said it all, when he told the woman found in sexual transgression - - "Go and sin no more."
Thank you so much for the reminders of the sacred covenant symbolism of the rainbow. Satan is so obvious in his attempt to thumb his nose at our Heavenly Father by seeking to pervert and twist the meaning of this sacred covenant symbol for his own evil purposes.
I, too, have seen a round rainbow while flying. I thought it was incredible.
About 1987 I was driving through the Virgin River Gorge in Utah and drove through the end of a rainbow. It felt like a blessing.
Thank you for this wonderful article this morning!
Thank you for this informative, inspired article! I was not familiar with the origins of the gay-pride rainbow. After having learned more about the moral conditions of the world during the time of Noah, I have felt like the gay-pride movement taking on the symbol of the rainbow was a mockery of God and the covenant He made with His people.
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