Why are we always chasing rainbows?


For as long as I can remember I have heard there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I would often wonder if the phrase “chasing rainbows” came from hunting or wishing to find that pot of gold?

I marvel at the colors in the rainbow when I see one going across the sky. God’s beauty of these colors cannot be duplicated even though many have tried. Also, if anyone has ever seen the end of the rainbow please let me know and if there was for sure a pot of gold there.

I finally realized the pot of gold from the rainbow comes through how we conduct our life, the family and friends we have, our attitude toward others and life itself.  Anthony T. Hicks once said, “At the rainbow’s end, there you shall find true colors, and your heart of gold.”

The rainbow symbolizes a symbol of peace and serenity. They are often seen after a rainstorm when the sun breaks through the clouds. We are given a powerful and important message when we see rainbows because God is telling us that good and beautiful things often follow the darkest storms.

Maybe this is the pot of gold or heart of gold that most people are looking for. Maybe we are chasing the calming peace after we have suffered through a bad time or a tough situation that has taken us backward or taken us down. Our rainbow in life should be God’s will for us find the beauty in someone that has wronged us or look for the good in a situation that has taken us in the wrong direction.

As we all know from Noah’s experience in the Ark and on the flood waters God put the rainbow in the sky at the end of Noah’s journey as the sign of His promise that He would never again destroy the earth with a flood. From this we can take God’s word that He makes and never breaks His promises to His people.

There will be many times and situations in our lifetime when we feel as if everything is crashing around us. Remember what we are told in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

We are never alone when we accept Jesus into our heart and acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior. Salvation is open to anyone who will go to their knees, confess their sins, and open their heart to Jesus.

Maybe this is the rainbow that everyone should be chasing. Knowing that Jesus Christ knows all about us and is willing to accept us as sinners saved by grace should give us the peace and understanding we are looking for. Through Him we have our future secured in an eternal home with Him.


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