The Rainbow

In ancient times, when God saw wickedness throughout his beautiful creation, he sent a flood to destroy everyone except a faithful few. Once the waters receded, God placed a rainbow in the sky as a sign of his covenant with Noah that he would never again destroy the earth by flood.

I saw a rainbow yesterday and it reminded me of God’s promises. There are many in the Holy Scriptures. God’s promise to Noah is His promise to all of us. He doesn’t seek our destruction; he seeks our fulfillment in Him. As we admire the beautiful display of a rainbow and the covenant it represents, we should ponder our response to God’s goodness. What is the promise we make to Him?

God wants us to be faithful, of course, but he also wants his people to be happy and fulfilled. He brings wholeness to our broken lives and replaces sadness with joy. In response, we can give nothing less than our whole selves—nothing held back. It is our half of the covenant.

Genesis 9:16

‘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.”  NIV

Holy Father,

Slow me down, remind me to look up and see the wondrous promise you made to Noah and to everyone. I know all good things come from you and you desire to be in covenant with me. Thank you for your everlasting love and care.


Debra Ison