Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures. (Gen. 9:16)
Can you remember the first time you saw a rainbow? Were you in awe of the colors and its greatness? I was. Did you wonder what it meant? I sure did. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, all shining in their brilliance! The rainbow seemed to stretch on for miles and miles. It is so nice to see something so beautiful after a storm. The rainbow was the first sign of a promise from God to man. A promise to not destroy the earth by water.
Yesterday, we read about the covenant between God and Noah. As I got older, I associated rainbows with God always fulfilling his promises. The first theological truths I learned were “God loves me and us” and “God always keeps his promises.” So, the story of Noah and the rainbow have been of great significance as I have gone along my journey of faith. From accepting Christ as Savior at age ten to accepting my call into vocational ministry around age twenty-seven to now fulfilling that call, the basis of my understanding of God has never changed. I have only been able to build upon the faith and understanding of God. “God is always there for you,” “God always provides,” and “God is love, so I must love,” are what I remember to get through this life. What are your God truths?
Look at the rainbow as a shining promise of assurance and beauty.
Aaron Miller is a licensed minister at Bay City Wesleyan Church of the Great Lakes District of The Wesleyan Church. He loves spending time with family and meeting new people.
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