On Saturday, as I took shelter from the sudden cloudburst in the portico of the National Gallery
, I looked over at the famous church of St Martin-in-the-Fields
and lo! there were three rainbows
! I didn't have my camera with me but managed this with my phone. The lower rainbow is a rare double-rainbow, where the colours of the second bow are an inversion of the first and above these was a third rainbow. It was a marvellous reminder of God's covenantal
love and fidelity (cf
Gen 9:12-17) and the three
rainbows of the Triune God; and I thanked the Lord for it.
According to Jewish tradition
, a blessing is pronounced upon seeing a rainbow. Rabbi Meir at this site
has a beautiful reflection on the blessing we should all give God when we see a rainbow and the spiritual meaning behind a rainbow. Very insightful indeed!
So, I want to share these rainbows with you so that you may bless His Name too.