You can’t have a Rainbow without the Rain…or can You?

You can’t have a rainbow without the rain is the ole’ saying. But is it true? I guess it depends on where you’re at. If you’re talking about life on Earth, the saying definitely holds water.

Cloudy days and storms are the norm in mankind’s life (Job 14:1). Rich, poor, man, woman, young, old, red, yellow, black or white – no one is exempt from heartache, pain, disaster, disappointment or death. Physical conditions and resources may limit the detrimental experiences that we face, but no earthly condition in and of themselves exempts us from all the trials of life.

So the idea of not being able to have a rainbow without the rain reminds us that grief is inevitable, but grief can cause us to look at the blessings of life in a brighter way by reminding us that the storms don’t last forever. Sweet tastes much sweeter after a dose of something bitter!

But did you know the Bible promises a rainbow without the rain? You won’t find it on Earth though – only in Heaven, after we live faithfully through the rain that tries us. EA

Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10)

Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.” (Revelation 4:2-3)


    1. Hope others find it useful.

      In case you copied the post before I checked out your comment, I noticed a reference letter that carried over from my cut and past job in the script reference for Revelation 4. It’s fixed on my side now. Might want to fix that on your side in case you didn’t notice it.

      Have a great week brother.

      1. Well, I’ve been reading through some of the other posts on the other aspects of Calvinism. I’m going to put this to rest eventually I hope. Not going to comment until I’ve finished the TULIP articles. At this point, I’m inclined to disagree with most everything I’ve read about it. I want to know for sure what I believe because I have friends who believe in it.

      2. I don’t think I ever finished the I or the P, but there is plenty out there to read. There’s stuff on TFR, and one site I would suggest is Christian Courier. I think you can actually find the link to that site on the right-hand side of this site under the “Great Websites” section (if you’re using a desktop…if you’re using a mobile device, it will be at the bottom after all the articles).

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