The Rainbow Connection: Day 4 of 5

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What Is A Rainbow?

-Evan Taylor

Mathew 5:14-16 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” NIV

The last element of a rainbow is how it disperses light.  Dispersion of light is the process of splitting all the colors that make up white light into its 7 main colors. In reality, if our eyes were not our built in refractors, we would see all elements of light all the time. In other words, everything would be a rainbow. Can you even imagine?

Everything in the world is a color. It is the way our eyes were created that make it possible to tell if an apple is red or the sky blue. These 7 colors that separate in the rainbow go by another name. A man, you may have heard of. Roy G. Biv. This was a name created for kids to learn not just their colors of the rainbow, but the order to it. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. As chaotic as the science behind rainbows all seem, there is always a order to the chaos.

As a child, you may have met Roy in kindergarten, just about the same time you learned “This Little Light of Mine” in Sunday School. The lyrics are near straight plagiarism from the scripture today. “Hide it under a bushel? NO! I’m gonna let is shine!” It is just that simple really. The light we have been given, in the sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf, on behalf of the world is what we are to be dispersing in the world today.

In order for us to show that light though, we must first love ourselves and accept ourselves and try and get our lives at least a little in order so that the chaos of the world does not overtake us. Jesus gave us the light, what are you doing with it?

May the light of Jesus flow in your soul and so bright that it can’t help but shine in your world of influence. May the love you have for yourself, shine out to your neighbor as well. Amen.


About the Author

Evan Taylor is a man with many hats. Running his own photography business, raising 3 adopted kiddos and staying in love with his amazing wife of nearly 14 years, he rarely slows down. Joining the staff at East Side in June of 2014 part time as Outreach Coordinator,, Evan has felt a passion for the community of Tulsa. Since January of 2017, his title changed to Outreach Minister and he moved into the position full time. Evan is a graduate of OSU-Okmulgee in photography in 2000 and Graduated from the Commissioned Ministers Training Program through the state office of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Oklahoma in 2015. His hobbies include reading, writing, scary movies and trying out funky art projects.

Evan lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife Deanna and their 3 kids, Jessie, Dexter and Ripley.