I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. Genesis 9:13-15 (NKJV)
For those familiar with the true Biblical account of Noah’s Arc, you know that the rainbow is a symbol of God’s promise to never flood the whole earth again. From the day Noah’s Arc landed on Mt. Ararat until now until forever, God’s promise remains. He will never flood the whole earth again.
Whenever I see a rainbow, I pause to remember that promise, as well as other promises God gives us in His Word. I remember that…
God loves me
For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. John 16:27 (NKJV)
God forgives my sins
…For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more. Jeremiah 31:34 (NKJV)
He will be with me always
…and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20 (NKJV)
He hears my prayers
…I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears… Isaiah 38:5 (NKJV)
He is preparing a place for me in heaven
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2 (NKJV)
And so many, many more!
One evening, over a decade ago, my husband took me out for our anniversary dinner to a part of Montana called Paradise Valley. As we were driving into the valley, the setting sun was shining through the evening rain clouds, creating a double rainbow for all to admire. My longtime heart’s prayer was to have another baby, so I claimed that double rainbow as a double promise that God would bless us with a baby. Though there were three miscarriages and three heartbreaks in the years following, I clung to that promise. And God fulfilled His promise in His time by giving us Joel when I was 45 years old. We are so thankful for God’s promises.
Today’s TEA CUPP: The next time you see a rainbow, claim all God’s promises!!! Write your favorite promises in your prayer journal today.
Scripture from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.