Promises, Tuesday Truths

The Rainbow

I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Genesis 9:13

A rainbow is the most beautiful visual promise of God that we have the pleasure of seeing with our own eyes. The earth was birthed from the waters at the command of God and the earth died in the waters because of mankind’s sin.

‘The fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened and rain fell upon the earth. The waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. And all flesh died. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark.’ (Gen7)

The rains poured down non-stop for 40 days and nights and the water covered the whole earth for 150 days. Then, God remembered Noah. The windows of heaven were closed and God breathed out a wind across the earth so that the waters began to evaporate. On the first day of the first month, ‘the waters were dried from off the earth’ and the first new-year-resolution was made; a resolution that would never be broken.

“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.”

This was a new start, a new beginning. Noah began this new chapter of life by building an alter and bringing an offering of sacrifice to God. The aroma pleased the Lord and he hung his bow in the clouds as a sign of his covenant.

This amazing phenomenon of the rainbow is not only seen in the clouds but even in a waterfall and the spray of the sea. It is so incredible that through water droplets and sunlight we can see the wonderful spectrum of God’s faithfulness and the beauty of his promises.

This amazing phenomenon of the rainbow is not only seen in the clouds but even in a waterfall and the spray of the sea. It is so incredible that through water droplets and sunlight we can see the wonderful spectrum of God’s faithfulness and the beauty of his promises.

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