“No matter how many creations of the wonder people make, none of them can be compared to the creations that God has made.” -- excerpt from one of Pastor Jung Myeong Seok’s sermons.
After the rain falls, the rainbow which blossoms behind the mountain with a palette full of the colors from Heaven is very wondrous. Because of its ‘wondrousness,’ when we see a rainbow in the sky, we feel fresh and joyful, and we gain hope.
The colors of a rainbow consist of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet from top to bottom. However, it is said that the colors of a rainbow can look like more than a hundred different colors. Scholars theorize that people have defined there to be seven colors in a rainbow because Newton, who discovered the spectrum of light, considered seven to be a ‘perfect number,’ referencing the bible.
Pastor Jung Myeong Seok once said, “There must be <mystery and novelty> for something to be wondrous.” Since the rainbow has appeared in many legends due to its mysteriousness and novelty as part of myths from ancient times, rainbows appear to be more wondrous than anything in the world. Some people thought rainbows were bridges made by gods to connect the heavens and the earth. Others thought that there were treasures buried at the place where the rainbow ended. The French spoke of finding huge pearls, the Greeks finding gold keys, the Irish gold watches, and the Norwegians gold jars. In this way, the rainbow has become a place where people can meet gods and also find treasures, so it gives hope and dreams to many people. This might be why people feel good after seeing a rainbow.
▲ On October 10th, a double-rainbow appears over the Holy Son’s House of Love
in Wolmyeongdong and over an entire mountain.
Such a mysterious and novel rainbow formed a huge circle as it rose starting from the Holy Son's House of Love on 10th. It was a double-rainbow consisting of a ‘brighter arch’ which was particularly bright and fair and a ‘the fainter arch’ which was dim and blurry.
The Wednesday message that Pastor Jung Myeong Seok gave was entitled, “Realize the wondrousness and love while rejoicing and being thankful.” In the message, he said, “If God does not give ‘a reason and a story to rejoice and celebrate,’ there will be no happiness even if you do celebrate. You must love and give glory to the Holy Trinity in a way that will make Them happy. Then They will make you happy when They respond to you.” There were many events in Wolmyeongdong on 10th, so many Christian Gospel Mission (CGM) members visited Wolmyeongdong. They gave glory before Heaven and made stories together with Heaven. This mysterious and novel rainbow was the the Holy Trinity’s response to all the glory and love They received.
▲ On August 11th, a rainbow appears above the Holy Son’s House of Love in Wolmyeongdong during CGM’s summer retreat.
Since the 1990s, the number of rainbows appearing have been drastically decreasing. People say that the reason behind this is air pollution. However, the Holy Trinity has allowed us to see many different rainbows in Wolmyeongdong this year. There is a German proverb that says, “If you see a rainbow, good things will happen to you for 40 years.” We hope that, for forty years and beyond, only good things will happen to those who saw the rainbows and that Wolmyeongdong too will have good fortune for accommodating many rainbows.