“I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” – Genesis 9:13

It was the entertainer, puppet, and deep thinker, Kermit the Frog, who asked the now iconic question by way of song…

Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side?”   

In light of this week’s text, this actually sets up as a pretty profound and appropriate question. What is it about rainbows? When you listen further to the words of Kermit’s song, he highlights in the first verse how some people try to convince us that rainbows, while visions, are only illusions with no deeper meaning. But our green friend goes on to set the record straight by melodically insisting that there are more to rainbows than meets the eye and that “someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.” Ha! Who knew a stuffed amphibian could challenge us to think so deeply?

Whatever you think about Kermit’s song and its intent, it does raise a good question. “Why are there so many songs about rainbows?” What is our fascination with them? Not long ago, our boys spotted one outside of our house and of course came running in to tell us. We had to stop everything and go look. Why? Because there is something about a rainbow. And this week, we are going to dig in and find out what it is. If you think you’ve plummeted the depths of this story and topic in Sunday School, I’d like to encourage you to reconsider. Frankly, my mind has been blown by my study this week. What I thought was going to be a straightforward and relatively simple message has turned out to be one of the most challenging in this entire series. Take some time to read the Genesis 8:20-9:17 and “see what’s on the other side” for yourself. God’s Word is absolutely incredible, and I cannot wait to share it with you.

Be sure to listen to the worship set as you prepare to worship.

Love you, Church!

Pastor Jerry

Senior Pastor

9:00 AM  – Worship Service On Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
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