Good Ways to Make Promises

Childhood promises are made with curled pinky fingers.

Pacts to never allow girls in your tree fort are made by spitting into a handshake.

College commitment is made by signing on a dotted line and incurring a massive debt load.

Marriage covenants are made with words, signatures, and rings.

And a promise never to wipe out all of humanity by water is made with radiant lights in the sky spanning the visible color spectrum.

I’d say that’s a pretty good way to make a promise.

Tonight this rainbow spread out over our house so intensely that even our next door neighbor drove over to make sure we saw it.

“In all my life I’ve never seen a rainbow like that,” Joan said. Considering she was born in the 1930’s, that’s saying something.

The pinkish-purple atmosphere itself – not really picked up by the camera – was one of the most surreal washes of color I’ve seen personally. Astounding.

Aside from a super-wide-angle lens on one of our Nikons, the only way I could capture it was using a panoramic stitch photo app on my iPhone 4.

I kept waiting for something to post on today; in light of hurricane Irene, I think this subject’s a winner. ch:

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  • Have you seen the Double Rainbow guy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI

    • Oh my gosh! I’ve never seen that video before. I’m caught somewhere between thinking the poor guy has lived a little too much of his life on unmentionable chemicals, and thinking he’s responding the way the Lord probably intended us to originally – and is probably having some sort of salvation experience. Hey, at least he was asking the right question! It definitely has meaning.

      Great video!

  • reenie

    God is so good to remind us that HE remembers !!!! I remember having a blood brother (because we were a house full of girls – my best friend was a boy) We promised to be there for always.cutting our fingers and merging our blood….(yea gross I know but Hey I just had to have a brother !) – and for the most part that promise has lived 40 years ~ I was 5 ….. But it is nothing compared to God’s promise to Noah which has lasted oh 6000 + years depending on where you stand on creation and where Noah fell in that ….God’s promises never wain, never fail and never end!!!! THanks for the picture ~ I saw the real thing but it didn’t look as wonderful as this picture!!! LOve it !!!!

    • I like thinking of a 6,000 year old promise! Great perspective. Similar to Jesus blood-covenant (blood brother!) of eternal effect!

  • Wow, that’s the best picture I’ve seen of it tonight. Yet every angle people shot it from is a reminder that God keeps His promises. He gives people different angles, dreams & visions. Every vision from Him is beautiful & is needed to show others who He is.
    Couldn’t have asked for a better reminder of how much He loves us & wants us to be united with His love.

  • Billy Jepma

    That’s incredible, how we’re constantly reminded of God’s Promise through such a beautiful sight. 🙂 Never ceases to awe me.

    • You would totally get a kick out of the video Nathan Reimer posted above! Check it out.

  • Richard

    Wow…that’s amazing.

  • BREATH-TAKING!
    As I marveled at its beauty, I noticed more than one, and I thought… “I am visualizing God’s amphitheatre.”
    Thank you Christopher for capturing this majestic view of one of the Lord’s many blessings.