12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” 17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”
Every time I see a rainbow I think of this passage, this covenant that God has made. Rainbows make us all stop, look & often go WOW! Another way God gets our attention. Science maybe able to explain them now, but God created it & is still His covenant of promise with us.
Verses 14 & 15 strike me – “when the bow is seen … I will remember my covenant”. Not just when I see a rainbow but when God sees it – thinking on this, I’m sure there are rainbows daily – if not hourly throughout the earth. The whole earth is constantly before Him & His covenants with us, none more so than Jesus – a new covenant, His death in our place, a covenant of eternal life for me, for us.
Thank you Lord for such a beautiful reminder of your love for us – the rainbow, may we always be thankful for your presence with us. Amen
Written by Suzie Hodgson