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.Genesis 9:14–15
In Genesis 9, God promises that a flood will never again cover the whole earth. As a sign of this covenant, he sets a rainbow in the clouds and tells Noah that the rainbow is a reminder of his covenant.
When we see a rainbow, we remember God’s promises and rejoice in his mercy. But, we don’t see rainbows very often. Sometimes we even forget that they’re out there to be seen. A glimpse of a rainbow is precious to us because it is rare.
Yet, a rainbow is not rare to God. There is always a rainbow in God’s sight because he is omnipresent, and there is always a rainbow somewhere. God is never without the reminder of the covenant between him and every living creature on the earth.
We humans fear many things. God in his love set his bow in the clouds to assuage our fear. Rainbows are reminders to us that God remembers that he will never again send a flood like the one in the time of Noah.
Next time you see a rainbow, remember that God remembers.
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