It’s true. The Lord did not have lightning strikes for the Supreme Court or any other proponents of same-sex marriage. And it’s also true that God only has rainbows in stock today for all of them. In fact, that’s true for all people who celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision or mourn over it. That’s why I appreciate this picture, except, tragically, I’m not sure that the illustrator understands the breadth of its full meaning, nor the 80,000+ people who shared it.
So, here’s the thing: Do you know what the rainbow is all about which every human being has been handed today and every day since the worldwide Flood some 5,000+ years ago? Do you know why the Lord posted that first rainbow sign up in the cloud for every social network to see till the end of time?
In case it’s been a while since the original and lasting message of the rainbow has been attached to it, we would do well to recall the original intent of the first Illustrator and what his rainbow means.
After the world’s first judgment was fulfilled against sin, which you could say came like a lightning bolt, God promised his patience of grace in the face of sin for the rest of time:
God said to Noah, “13 I have set my BOW in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the BOW is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the BOW is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth” (Genesis 9:13-16, ESV; Emphasis Mine).… Read the rest