We have just had the opportunity to tour for two weeks the South of Chile to visit the Corps and Schools of the Salvation Army. It was nice to once again meet the officers and salvationists from all these units and once more visit this beautiful region of the country.
During the tour we manage to take a day off and went back to the small city of Frutillar in the margin of the Llanquihue lake where we had been four years early. In the first time we visited the day was cloudy and rainy, we couldn’t see much, but we were gifted with a beautiful rainbow. In this second visit however, the day was clear and we could see the other side of the lake the majestic Osorno volcano.
The rainbow has been taken by the LGBT group (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender) as the symbol of their cause. The Bible, however, teaches that the rainbow is a sign of God’s covenant with all living been revealing that He will no longer destroy them with water. Therefore, the rainbow is not the monopoly of a group but the privilege of all.
Beyond the rainbow there is an eternal and sovereign God, full of grace and mercy. He not only promised not to destroy us but loved us so much that him sent his son Jesus to die in the cross for us to promote our reconciliation with him.
It is not up to Christians to impose this or that lifestyle but to share the tremendous privilege that in Christ we can be reconciled with God the Father. It is God’s dwelling in the person’s life that allows it to choose the best way for living. We must exercise our sexuality under God’s values and principles, without expecting that He will approve all our choices.
What is the real meaning of the rainbow?
How should we share the rainbow’s message to all?
(God’s rainbow, Genesis 9:12-15 – The Human justice, Isaiah 64:6-8)