The last time I flew, as we were about to touch down in the plane, I saw this really cool silhouette of the plane against the clouds. The coolest part was that it was surrounded by a raincircle. It wasn't a rainbow, per se, since the bow is the shape rather than the inherent nature of the concept. So, yes, raincircle.
I've been thinking about this raincircle for a few days now. What does it mean, exactly? Yes, I know, it was a reflection of light off of water molecules...blah, blah. I got it. What I'm asking though, is what does it mean that it was a raincircle? God set his bow in the cloud. Anytime I draw rainbows, they typically have ends. The rainbow stops somewhere, possibly capped with a bucket of gold placed by ironically petite Irishmen. My family is Irish...we're the farthest thing from short...so, I don't know where they got this short, Irish leprechaun business.
I'd rather it be a raincircle that God set in the sky. This was a small raincircle that I saw, but the idea that a circle has no ends fits much more into my theology of God's love for creation. I like that there's no beginning or end.
Just a circle of rain.