Iridescent Air

19 Apr

rainbowIt’s almost the end of rainbow season in Costa Rica.  Each day when I walk home from work during these few months there’s either a wide rainbow in the Central Valley, and if it’s not, the very air is opalescent. 1 Peter 4:10 speaks of the manifold grace of God.  The Greek word for manifold, poikilos, means “of various colors.”

Rainbow season also brings to mind the vision of God’s heart-stopping throne as is spoken of in Revelation 4:3.

28 The appearance of the brilliant light all around was like that of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day.This was the appearance of the form of the Lord’s glory. When I saw it, I fell facedown and heard a voice speaking.  And He Who sat there appeared like [the crystalline brightness of] jasper and [the fiery] sardius, and encircling the throne there was a halo that looked like [a rainbow of] emerald. Rev. 4:3

It is refreshing to be reminded of the glory of God and the multi-colored grace of God–especially at the end of a long day.  The rest of the year I enjoy his multi-faceted grace in the flowers and birds and clouds around me–and during the upcoming season, enjoying the power of the torrential rains.

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