What is the scientific nature of a rainbow? If you really want to know, click here. What is interesting to me is the question of whether or not the law of physics to refract light existed. What was it that blocked people before Noah and the flood from seeing rainbows that are readily seen from garden hose spray? Were the eyes of people covered with a polarized lens that made the rainbows of their day disappear? Did the earth, as some creation scientists claim, exist with a cloud covering the entire earth so that rainbows were not possible? All these are good questions. It is possible that any of these or something else could have been the one or one billion things that God did to make it possible that when Noah saw that first rainbow it was amazing.
This whole line of thought is really an example of how something so wondrous as a rainbow can be reduced to a scientific explanation. Light refraction happens. So what? Well, there is something in each of us that when we see a rainbow, all science ceases and our soul becomes enthralled. Deep within our soul we feel the Creator saying, "Look, I’m here and I made this rainbow..isn’t it cool!?" What we cannot stand is that God really is God and are forced to accept that He is in control of things that we cannot fully explain. Sure, you can explain light refraction, but can you explain why every human is so moved by the sight of a rainbow?
In northern California, we have two seasons. Wet ( some of winter to spring) and dry (summer and fall hardly any rain falls if any). So, when we see rainbows here, it usually comes after days or even weeks of rain. This picture I took is really only one of several. The rainbow above was in my front yard. I just could not help myself! It was like God decided to paint the sky and show off. What style my God has! What power, to change the law of physics to make a sign of His promise to never flood us again. (Genesis 9:13-16) I hope I never lose the childlike sense of wonder.
So, what is your take–do you see the law of physics change, a canopy cloud or cool RayBan’s that are polarized being the reason people before Noah could not see a rainbow? Or, did they never exist before Noah?