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.
Please share a comment! Ed.
Sandra Walker says
With this selfie era we might want to think when there is thunder and lightning that God is taking our picture!
Sandra Walker says
This to me is a reminder about how much God cares about His creation and we should not take any of His awesome works for granted. In Revelation 4:11 “Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.”
Such a wonderful thought to start my day. Thank you Meredith?
How very true, Meredith. Thanks for sharing this thought with us, and reminding us to remember God always.
Becky Opitz says
“Remember that God remembers.”
So simple and yet somehow so difficult. When my flawed human brain fills with unnecessary and unhelpful baggage, the little reminders from God like the rainbow or the butterfly or the sunset or the thunder…..they all wake me up and refocus me on His wonders and promises. Over and over again.
How wonderful to be reminded by you that God never needs to be reminded.
Debbie Winfree says
Very nice, Meredith.