JOY for Today - Find a Rainbow Day 2022

Rainbows are beautiful, mystical, and a sign that we can TRUST God's promises. There is JOY to be had in finding a rainbow, even a figurative one.

A rainbow in a blue sky over a vast plain with bison. Text reads: Find a rainbow day. April 3, 2022. I will keep this promise forever. Genesis 9:13
Find this Rainbow Over Yellowstone photo at Good Free Photos


Find a Rainbow Day Offerings:


Did You Know:

  1. Rainbows are unique to Earth? No other planet in our solar system harbors just the right conditions for rainbow production. 
  2. No two people see the exact same rainbow? A rainbow is purely optical. Because it lacks a physical presence, its beauty is unique to every beholder. The arc, shape, and width of bands all vary person to person. 
  3. A rainbow is a complete circle? You can observe circular rainbows from airplanes.
  4. You can never reach the end of a rainbow?  A rainbow's existence is dependent on the position of the observer. So, when you move, the rainbow will move.
  5. There is mathematical precision in rainbows? When the light is refracted at precisely 42 degrees opposite the sun's rays, a rainbow appears.
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We'd Love to Know:

If any of these facts were new to you.

Wolfe Stew Connects

As I record these facts about rainbows, I see God in each one. 
  1. The rainbow was created specifically for us earthlings.
  2. He uniquely speaks beauty and promises into each of our lives. 
  3. His promises are unending, like a circle.
  4. God's promises are centered on and move with us.
  5. His promises are planned with precision for optimal results.
Finding a rainbow, literally and figuratively, is not often an easy feat. It requires patience, timing beyond our control, and hope. But when you find one, what a happy moment: hope after the storm, beauty through sadness, and God's enduring promises wrought through RESTARTS.

The story of God RESTARTING creation is just one of the models we looked at this month to fuel our RESTARTS. If you want to join us in GROWING to FIGHT for our faith, we'd love to have you.  RESTART is our March focus and in April we're GROWING in TRUST. If you're interested, follow the link and jump-in today. Welcome to the FIGHT, Warrior! 

We'd Love to Know:

When is the last time you experienced a rainbow?


Bible Verses and Quotes to Inspire

Verses

  • "The rainbows that I have put in the sky will be my sign to you and to every living creature on earth. It will remind you that I will keep this promise forever." - Genesis 9:13 CEV
  • "When I see the rainbow in the sky, I will always remember the promise that I have made to every living creature." Genesis 9:16 CEV
  • "The brightness all around him looked like a rainbow in the clouds. It was like the Lord's glory. When I saw it, I immediately bowed down, and I heard someone speaking." Ezekiel 1:28 GW
  • "Great bursts of light flashed forth from him as from a glittering diamond or from a shining ruby, and a rainbow glowing like an emerald encircled his throne." Revelation 4:3 TLB
  • "God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through? Numbers 23:19 NLT

Quotes

  • "Someday we'll find it / The rainbow connection / The lovers, the dreamers and me." - Kenny Ascher and Hamilton Williams (lyrics from "Rainbow Connection")
  • "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." - Dolly Parton
  • "Gratitude is the real treasure God wants us to find, because it isn't the pot of gold but the rainbow that colors our world." - Richelle E. Goodrich
  • "You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down." - Charlie Chaplin
  • "If the world's a veil of tears, Smile till rainbows span it." - Lucy Larcom

We'd Love to Know:

Which verse or quote adds a rainbow to your day?

Activity Suggestions

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How you'll find your rainbow.

We’re excited to share one more day with you and wish you JOY for Today and HOPE for Tomorrow.

Fighting the Good Fight with You,

Red stew bowl with steam rising from top. Wolfe Stew crawled on front.

Find even more JOY for Today in our monthly calendars, holiday, and seasonal posts.


 

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