Christian Social Theology
Rainbow of Mysteries: Meeting the Sacred in Nature (261 HAB)
Have you ever wondered how you can connect with the sacred in nature, or whether there is anything sacred in nature? Has the Christian tradition obscured the sacredness of nature? Is the Bible alive to the wonder of creation? How can we sustain a sense of mystery and an appreciation of the sacred in nature?
In the biblical Flood narrative, the rainbow was the sign of God's covenant promise to never again to destroy the Earth with ﬂood waters. The rainbow served to remind God of God's own bond with Earth. "My rainbow," says Habel, "represents my covenant promise to explore my bonds with Earth, my spiritual connections with creation." Each colour represents an often-overlooked aspect of creation and inspires the reader to consider our place in nature.