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Rainbow

March 29, 2012

After work yesterday afternoon, a beautiful rainbow was seen in the sky, the stunning  ROYGBIV colors observed in the clouds after few drops of rain that day, which made me think of things about it, the scientific facts, the myth, and the Biblical truth as I have heard from Bro. Eli Soriano of The Old Path.  I decided to write a blog about rainbow (as far as I understand) and this is what I’ve got.

A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun. (source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow)

 It’s quite hard to understand, but the fact is, it is optical phenomenon, it cannot be touched and it is not a physical object. Nor you can approach it from a distance. The colors we have seen are the following: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. As long as there is water drops and sunlight, rainbow can be observed. Anyway anybody is free to google it for more rainbow illustration.

Kwento ni Lola Basyang:

Just remembering the story about the riches or a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when I was a child, and I really wanted to see the end of it to have that pot of riches. But as times go by, never heard someone who got one for it was just a fable.  People are very good in inventing stories just like this one.  And learned that this myth came from the Irish legend, wherein a leprechaun is hiding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, his hiding place. Even “leprechaun” or an “elf” is just an illusion, so much of his pot of gold.

Biblical Facts:

All things were created by God and all is good. But times come to pass, when men were corrupted by evil, and to stop such, God said He will destroy man whom he created and beast, and creeping things, and the fowls in the air by flood of water. And this was the story of Noah and his ark. And as covenant to Noah, God said he will never destroy the earth by water, and his “bow” will be seen in the clouds as remembrance of it.

Gen 9:8  And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

 Gen 9:9  And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

Gen 9:10  And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

Gen 9:11  And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

 

Biblical facts and Science work together for a better understanding of men, God created rainbow and Science has its own explanation about it.  The bottom line is, rainbow exists because Someone Great created it, the God Almighty.

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