“Rainbows always appear after rains.” (Chinese editorial) One of my favorite songs is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” It has a positive message…dreams come true…troubles melt. It was that way for Noah and his family, and it can be for us, too. The storms of life can be scary. The rainbow is God’s way of saying, “I am with you always.” It’s tough to be alone; it’s tougher to feel that no one cares. Let the rainbow be a sign for you that God cares. ;-) Jack
FROM TARMART REV: (The rainbow) makes me think of the protective hand of God ... better seen and experienced from the distance, but sometimes we are right there inn the fray.====JACK: I wonder what went through the mind of "Noah" when he saw a rainbow?
FROM HAWKEYE GEORGE: BTW, when was the first rainbow made?====JACK: Since I wasn't there at the time, I can imagine it was when God's sunlight passed through God's first raindrop.
FROM RI IN BOSTON: The rainbow has become the emblem of happiness to our 5-year old granddaughter. She loves to draw the arch of colors, and usually puts a small one on the bottom of her little drawings, and the note cards she gives out. The other symbol she likewise passes around is a delightful red heart.====JACK: I wonder who first told her about rainbows and hearts and what they mean? Aren't teaching and learning great opportunities?
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: Maya Angelou said, "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." ====JACK: It's said that Maya got that quote from a 19th century African-American song, "God Put a Rainbow in the Clouds."
FROM FACEBOOK LIZ: that a rainbow is the sign of god's promise to us is one of my best episcopal sunday school memories. another one: i used to check to make sure my ears weren't getting loose, because they said that is an early indication of leprosy. i still check occasionally.====JACK: During WW 2 there was a slogan, "Loose Lips Sink Ships," meaning: "Avoid unguarded talk about ship movements, lest a spy hear what's being said and pass it on to the enemy navy." But, I've never heard of loose ears...except in the song, "Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro."
FROM BLAZING OAKS: "I CAN SING A RAINBOW" IS A FUN SONG TO SING FOR GRANDCHILDREN....MOST LITTLE ARTISTS LOVE TO DRAW THOSE COLORED ARCS! THE PROMISE OF A RAINBOW AFTER THE RAIN OF STRESSFUL TIMES BRINGS HOPE, DOESN'T IT? MAYBE I'LL SEE A RAINBOW AMID OUR CONSTANT RAINSTORMS, AFTER I MAKE MY MOVE TO THE NEW HOUSE TOMORROW.====JACK: I've stumped Google by searching for a song I learned in Sunday School..."O who can make a rainbow? I'm sure I can't, can you?" I seem to remember other verses..."Who can make the sunshine?...the plants grow? etc." Was that song ever in your repertoire?====OAKS: YES, AND MY CHERUB CHOIR SANG IT FOR A SPECIAL EVERY YEAR. YOU CAN MAKE UP VERSES (THE KIDS, I MEAN) I;E; WHO CAN MAKE A CATERPILLAR? WHO CAN MAKE BUTTERFLY, ETC ETC. THEY COULD THINK OF MANY DIFFERENT THINGS! ONE LITTLE GUY ALWAYS WANTED "A RATTLESNAKE"! NO ONE BUT GOD, IT'S TRUE~! IS THE FINAL LINE...I HAVE THAT SONG SOMEWHERE.