Yesterday was the end of an era with the death of Queen Elizabeth of England as we know it for over seventy years. At the announcement of her passing, a double rainbow appeared over Buckingham Palace. I was struck by the timing of the appearance of a double rainbow and sought meaning through the scriptures. The Bible gives insight into the importance of all of life, including the significance of rainbows, which symbolize God’s mercies.
Genesis 8:2 speaks about God’s judgment being restrained after the great flood of Noah’s Ark, which occurrences played a pivotal role in furthering God’s plan for humanity. After the rain had stopped and the flood water receded, a rainbow appeared, a sign that life for those saved was assured.
Genesis 9: 12 further explains, “And God said, this is the token of the covenant I make between you and me and every living creature with you, for perpetual generations.” The rainbows’ appearance was a reminder of that covenant between God and humanity; promises made will be fulfilled.
The book of Revelation further gives added insight into the varying dimensions of God’s power within his beauty and continued assurance of his covenant; 4: 3 states, “And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.” The rainbow is a symbol of God’s faithfulness and mercy, and may the people of England and all over the world who are mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth find comfort knowing God is ever-present and He is a comforter. Soul Expression extends condolences and support in this time of grieving, and may your strength be renewed within the time of acceptance with heightened purpose. God Bless you all! Soul Expression