I looked out my window just a few minutes ago at the dark sky and sat in awe of God's creation; the storms facing England (and elsewhere, too) have been the topic of concern for many... I fear for those near the river, near the coasts. I want them to be safe. I want to help them. I can do nothing but pray (though that is the best thing I really can do...).
I looked to the right and saw a soul-soothing sight: a beautiful rainbow. I was instantly reminded of God's promise to everything on earth as written in Genesis 9:12-17; God promised that he would never again send a flood to cover the entire earth to destroy all things. He placed the rainbow in the sky as a sign of that promise; the refractions of light that create a rainbow are his gift to us to reassure us when the flood waters rise.
Floods will come and go, and I am deeply, deeply sorry if you are affected by them, I am sorry if you have lost possessions or even loved ones to them, but I can safely assure you that God will never bring on a flood like Noah saw. It may not be of much comfort now... but God loves you very much, so much so that he sent his son, Jesus, to earth on a cross to die for us so we could be in relationship with him. People have become separated from God, perhaps that is why we fear the rain... we do not know the one who created it. Once you do get to know him, however, you will not fear. You will be comforted, you will find peace.
I'm also sorry that the photo is not clearer! I'm still learning how to use mum's camera.
The moment I closed the door after taking photos and returned to the sofa (less than a five second trip), the rainbow was gone. I believe I have been asked to share the image of it with you today and provide a reminder of what it means.
Please take care. God bless you.