AS coronavirus sweeps across the UK, many people have responded by putting rainbow pictures in their windows. But what do these pictures represent?
Here's all you need to know.
- The rainbow pictures started in Italy, with the slogan "andra tutto benne" ("everything will be alright") spreading quickly across the country.
- They have mostly been drawn by children urging people to keep positive, with rainbows showing that the sun follows heavy rainfall.
- It has since been adopted in the United States, Canada, Spain, and now the UK with people looking to inspire with their beautiful coloured pictures.
- Parents and teachers have also been very supportive of the idea around the world, with children now able to show their creative side despite schools being closed.
- One Facebook page called Chase The Rainbow urged: "Create a rainbow picture to display in your window so that children can go rainbow spotting whilst out for walks."
In a nutshell, rainbow pictures have been placed in windows to cheer up passers by and offer a message of hope to the public during the coronavirus lockdown.
The rainbow in the Bible
For Jews and Christians the rainbow has special significance because of the story of Noah's Ark which we find in the book of Genesis. God placed a rainbow in the sky as a symbol of his promise to never again send a flood like the one that Noah had survived in the ark. So today, the rainbow is a symbol of hope for us, and a reminder that God keeps his promises.
Join the Rainbow Movement
If you haven't drawn or painted a rainbow to place in your window, you might like to look at the 'I can pray a rainbow' PDF that accompanies this article.
Go on, give it a go!
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