A rainbow is a promise where we need it most. It only shows up on the edge of darkness and light, in between the rain and the sun. After we have weathered a significant storm in our lives, we need this symbol of beauty and hope. We need to be reminded that a transition is taking place. The rain is giving way to sun. The dark is giving way to light. The resurrection is like that too. When sin had accumulated and brokenness had compounded, Jesus was born. He would strike the lethal blow to sin and death. On Easter morning there is a rainbow. It fills us with hope that the transition has started. Death has been swallowed up in victory!