This year we have used rainbows to remind us of how many people have cared and are continuing to care for us all during the coronavirus pandemic.But did you know that many centuries ago the rainbow was used as a symbol by God?Most of us know the story of Noah’s ark. At the end of the story in the Bible, after the floodwaters have gone down, God speaks to Noah and says this:

I am going to make a solemn promise to you and to everyone who will live after you. This includes the birds and the animals that came out of the boat.I promise every living creature that the earth and those living in it will never again be destroyed by a flood.The rainbow that I have put in the sky will be my sign to you and to every living creature on the earth. It will remind you that I will keep this promise for ever.When I see clouds over the earth, and a rainbow appears in the sky, I will remember my promise to you and to all other living creatures. Never again will I let floodwaters destroy all life. The rainbow will be the sign of that solemn promise.

This month we were fortunate enough to see this fantastic rainbow up in Tarbert in Scotland. The colours were so vivid that it was a very powerful, spiritual moment, which a photograph, although it helps us recall, cannot possible hope to capture.

It’s a vivid reminder that God is there for us all through these worrying, uncertain times, and that however chaotic things may seem, He remains constant and unchanging.

Liz MacFarlane

Our Church Buildings are closed,

normal meetings are cancelled for the present

but the church continues.


Navenby Methodist Church High Street Navenby

- Location Map -