THIS was what I saw out of my office window this morning at work. I couldn't capture it fully on my phone's camera, but from the window you could see the entire arch of the rainbow. It was beautifully stretched across the sky with the brightest colors at each end.
What a beautiful reminder of God's promises.. Genesis 9:8-16:
Then God spoke to Noah and his sons: “I’m setting up my covenant with you including your children who will come after you, along with everything alive around you—birds, farm animals, wild animals—that came out of the ship with you. I’m setting up my covenant with you that never again will everything living be destroyed by floodwaters; no, never again will a flood destroy the Earth.” God continued, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and everything living around you and everyone living after you. I’m putting my rainbow in the clouds, a sign of the covenant between me and the Earth. From now on, when I form a cloud over the Earth and the rainbow appears in the cloud, I’ll remember my covenant between me and you and everything living, that never again will floodwaters destroy all life. When the rainbow appears in the cloud, I’ll see it and remember the eternal covenant between God and everything living, every last living creature on Earth.”This beautiful rainbow showed up in the perfect time with Hurricane Sandy just finishing up here in the Northeast. We get so scared about these natural disasters, as is understandable. We worry about our families, our homes, and our safety. God promised many years ago that never again will floodwaters destroy all life. The rain may pour, the waters may rise, but they will never destroy all of the earth, and THAT is a promise.
In our lives, the rains may pour, the waters may rise, but God has conquered the world. He has defeated death. He has made us promises that we know are true and will stand the test of time. We can trust in Him and know that our trials will never destroy us. We have victory in Christ already and we can know that promise and remember that it is forever.
The rainbow is a gift to us as a reminder of that promise and all the others He has made.