I love that the hope of the rainbow from the biblical Noah story has come to symbolise this season and just as in that story a new and better world wiped out a lot of what had become ugly, we may find that equally so because our priorities have changed.
I don’t dismiss lightly a lot of the losses and suffering that is being endured at the moment but what frequently follows hardships and trials in our personal lives is strength and wisdom. My hope is that this too will be a global outcome.
The evidence already is in the community spirit and ceaseless work of so many key workers and volunteers. All these wonderful works of love compassion care have become a fore runner in humanities race deserving of gold medals.
Returning to the symbolism of rainbows. My love of the spectrum colours has for a long time been a personal favourite of mine. The beauty that light, through a prism or crystal makes.
The way it transforms what is it casts upon! That the empty space in each of our beings can become filled with what it has been seeking in life.
It has always been very symbolic in my faith when I consider Jesus and the Holy Spirit to be that transforming light on us changing the ordinary into the extraordinary that we are all created to be.
As illustrated in the picture above, I love that our inner being, our spirit can be filled and in communication with our creator and others
We are all Spiritual beings in search of meaning to our life and our journey through it.
This makes sense of scripture saying Jesus being both the Light and the Way. That with His Spirit resting within and upon us we can mirror Him in this world. It also makes sense that although we are as many as there are grains of sand, He knows each one of us by name and we can sense His presence when we are still.
Right now in our season of isolation we have more time to be still and sense that relationship. It alludes us in our normal business.
For some, finding ourselves in unchartered emotional and circumstantial times, it is such a time to lean on and be carried by the Jesus who is always there, whether we have recognised Him or not yet.
To ask Him into our life and circumstances and to cast our burdens upon Him.
Two scriptural verses that come to mind.
‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God……..’. Matt 6 v33
‘Seek and you will find knock and the door will be open…………’. Luke 11 v 9 Rev 3 v 20