The grim reaper has been busy during the Covid-19 pandemic. When arrows of sickness and death are being hurled at a helpless population we have been reminded of a bow that is empty of arrows and contains only a message of love and beauty. The rainbow teaches us that in a broken world true love, hope and peace can only be found in a gracious God, because He alone is love.
Some have speculated that Covid-19 is a consequence of God’s judgement upon us for our sins. I do not deny that we deserve judgement but the Bible depicts a God whose nature is balanced – holy and just on the one hand but long suffering and kind on the other. Therefore in the darkest place we are never without hope as long as God exists.