I saw this picture on Twitter. The Guardian journalist that tweeted it seemed to think it was somehow symbolically significant and I agree it is. The Bible in Genesis tells us that the rainbow is a symbol of God’s covenant with Noah, that following the flood he would never again destroy the earth due to the wickedness of humanity:
And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generation: I will set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth [Genesis 9:12-14]
So, what is the message of this picture? The first one is to politicians at Westminster. God is in charge and none should get ideas above their station and the second is to God’s people in what is politically a chaotic and uncertain and yes, a dark time, it is a reassurance of God’s sovereignity in these turbulent times and a reminder of His promise made to Noah. No matter what happens, God is watching and looking out for his people and God will eventually bring peace and calm and restore order. Praise God and have faith and, eventually, all will be well. Amen.