There are days when the strident voices of a society virulently opposed to the gospel of Christ become so loud that I begin to doubt that God’s truth will ever be heard again.
One day, on the way home from work I was listening to people yell at each other on talk radio. Opposing opinions thrown back and forth at each other – much of it completely contrary to what God says. Again, the doubt that God’s truth could be heard washed over me. I could imagine us becoming a people who had accepted and believed so many lies that the truth of God would slide into oblivion. I wondered if we could be on the verge of another Dark Age with no way to stop the decay, no way to open deceived hearts to the truth.
And then, through the windshield I caught sight of a magnificent rainbow – the most beautiful and perfect rainbow I have ever seen. The colors were vibrant and distinct. And best of all, this particular rainbow remained visible much longer than others I had seen.
God was speaking to my heart through that rainbow. It was not just a scientific phenomenon – easily explained away. That rainbow was, as it has always been, a sign of God’s covenant with man. Regardless of man’s attempts to steal the sign and to destroy its meaning, it is always God’s lovely creation and message to us.
The message to me that day was that man may pervert and twist the truth but they will never change the fact that God is the great Creator and Sustainer of everything and everyone. He is the only God and King of all.
As Psalm 2:4 says, “He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.” The raving of unregenerate and rebellious mankind changes nothing. God laughs at them and at their plans to rule. He not only laughs, but he ridicules their foolishness. God is unmoved by their threats and their attempts to cover up the truth. Instead, God continues as He always has and He goes on giving hope, courage and strength to His own.
The King laughs at His enemies.
He knows the end of the story and He has opened the book to the last page to let us peep at it. God’s truth is alive and well and prevails now and for all time.