Thursday, May 6, 2010
When you see a rainbow what comes to mind?
Do you look at awe of the colors?
Do you think about the convenant that God gave Noah?
On Monday I was dropping off supplies at church and when I came out I saw this rainbow. It stopped me in my tracks and I had to pause for a moment and take it in.
Now when I see of rainbows I think about Genesis 9:8-17.
Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, "Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, 10and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth." And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth." God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth."
In this God makes a convenant with Noah after the flood. God gave Noah hope and set a rainbow in the sky as a seal of his promise.
If you are rebuilding your life in keeping with God's design, you can be sure that God will support you with his presence and promises. And you should keep an eye out for the "rainbows" along the way. God often leaves you signs to remind you of his loving presence and care.