I have always loved rainbows.  So it delights me that we often see a rainbow in what some may find an unusual place — a cemetery.

However, it seems very comforting that God would send His Light through the many tears that have been shed there.  He regularly fulfills His Promise of new beginnings.

A rainbow is formed when light shines through water droplets. It happens most often when the sun shines through the rain. This white light bends and reflects, causing all of the beautiful different colors to appear.

While rainbows normally appear from the rain, they can also be seen in other places such as in mist, fog, spray, waterfalls, and dew.  At the cemetery, the rainbow is seen in the fountain.

Earth is the only planet in the solar system where rainbows occur.

The average rainbow is observable for less than an hour.

There is no “end” of a rainbow — science tells us that their arch shape is simply an illusion. In reality, while those of us on the ground can only see the light reflected by raindrops above the horizon, viewers in aircraft can sometimes see a rainbow’s full, 360-degree circle.  

There are still plenty of colors we can’t see in a rainbow, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there! These other colors are in the ultra-violet and infrared regions, which our eyes cannot naturally detect.

All of this speaks beautifully to The Truth that Life continues, even when we do not fully see it from earth.

Each time we ride through Bluegrass Memorial Gardens and I see the rainbow in the fountain, I smile back at the smile God is giving me.  (Yes, a rainbow turned upside down is a smile!😘)

I invite you to go back to 1939 and dream with Judy Garland about going somewhere over the rainbow.

About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God's Creations still under construction

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