The Rainbow


Everyone aged 7 to 70, including you and me, has wondrous words whenever we see a rainbow. We stare wide-eyed at a rainbow with our mouths agape.

What makes the rainbow so loved by its viewers? IT IS MAGICAL! There is always a myth or a song behind every rainbow. Remember the famous song “SOME WHERE OVER THE RAINBOW…? I am sure you know the lyrics of that timeless song.

How about the myth “YOU WILL FIND A POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW”? Believe it or not, but many a folks the world over fell for that myth. Gee! I wish it were true!

For me, the rainbow is a true-to-life vision of fantasy land. An imaginary land where winged fairies and dancing elves dwell. The colors of the rainbow exudes the beauty of life. It brings endless smiles to the lonely and lasting hope to the weary. Time stops whenever you look and stare at a fantastic rainbow over the horizon. Perhaps, it is the dazzling kaleidoscope of colors that casts you into a hypnotic spell. Violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red.

Yes, all of these breath taking colors rolled up into one marvelous sight! You may know the scientific explanation on what makes a rainbow. True, it is just a large prism of projected light. But the way it presents itself to the naked eye dispels and defies science. It’s something that leaves us to our fertile imagination. It is a living work of art only our God can create.

Great paintings of rainbows are not really that incredible and appealing when compared to the real and extraordinary one. It is just like a picture devoid of a living soul. The best time to see a brightly colored rainbow is right after a hard rain on a summer’s day. A picture perfect shot of a brilliant rainbow is on a vast open plain lined up with mountains on the horizon. There you will see both ends of the rainbow touching the ground.


When I was a child, I always thought the rainbow was a huge arc entrance leading into Heaven. It looked so solid to me from afar. No wonder the saying, “You’ll find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow”. Indeed, a rainbow adds color to our lives. It brings us much happiness and peace of mind. No matter if we are rich or poor, young or old, a rainbow will always be there for us to love and behold! It is only one of many magnificent creations made by the Supreme Painter and Creator of Life!

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