Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth. (Gen. 9:11)
THREE MEN IN SCRIPTURE recorded their significant experiences with rainbows: Noah of Genesis, Ezekiel the prophet, and John the apostle. Noah saw a rainbow after the storm subsided. Ezekiel saw his in the midst of the storm when he had an incredible vision of wheels and God’s throne with living creatures (Ezek. 1:28). John saw a complete rainbow before the storm of judgment began (Rev. 4). God helps His people by giving us visible signs.
One day Mark Twain and a friend walked out of church only to be greeted by a violent storm. His friend said, “I wonder if it will stop?” Mark Twain replied, “It always has.” He’s right, isn’t he? As the old saying goes, “This too shall pass.”
Like John, we can go into a storm strong when we see our rainbow beforehand. If we are amid cloudy days like Ezekiel, that bow of color will inspire us to hang tight. Or if we are coming out of a rough time, stuck in a rocking boat like Noah, we may have to wait until after.
But no matter where we are in our storms—before, after, or in the middle—we can count on the covenant He made long ago. God promises rainbows in our storms, and never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
Share God’s loving promises with someone you know who is going through a storm.
Susan Browning Schulz is a wife and active mom of three grown children. She lives riverside in northwest Georgia and loves leading her small group.