Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Cross and the Rainbow

"For God did not send his Son
into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him." (Jn 3:17)
At first glance, it almost seems strange to see a cross and a rainbow together in the same picture. The rainbow reminds us of God's promise that He would never send a flood to destroy the earth again. The cross reminds us of pain and suffering.
But the cross is also a reminder of a promise from God, one that we read in John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."
God, thank you for your love, a love so great and so eternal that we will never reach the end of it. Help us to know your love and to trust in your mercy. Amen.


  1. Beautiful picture . . . a double rainbow actually. In Byzantine Catholic yesterday at the almost half-way point of Lent we venerate the "life giving" cross.

  2. Colleen, "life-giving"cross! I love that. Really makes you stop and think. Thanks.

  3. Lovely picture. The rainbow a promise and the cross a promise, both fulfilled.

  4. Did you take that picture Colleen? How beautiful both those promises are to us!

  5. Barb, yes! "both fulfilled". Thanks.

    Noreen, no I did not take that picture. found it on Flickr site.

    DG, thank you!