Daily Reading & Prayer
Everywhere Under the Rainbow
Genesis 7:1-10:321 Chronicles 1:1-23
Genesis 9:12-15, “Then God said, ‘I am giving you a sign of My covenant with you, and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. I have placed My rainbow in the clouds. … When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds … Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life.’”Imagine being on a huge ark with only your closest family and two of every animal for 377 days as floodwaters covered the earth, killing off the rest of all living creatures! It’s difficult to conceive what life was really like for Noah and his family during that time. Although the ark was large, there were only so many places to go for a little alone time! Nonetheless, Noah’s family obeyed God and survived to replenish the human race. But would God someday judge them again?God is faithful. Within His love, He made a covenant with Noah to never destroy all life by flood. His rainbow is a sign of that covenant. How beautiful is that! So, the next time the storms of life rage and the end seems nowhere in sight, remember the rainbow — God’s sign of peace, promise, and new beginnings.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for being a God of peace, promise, and new beginnings. Every time I see a rainbow, I, too, will be reminded of this. I cherish Your faithfulness and lovingkindness towards me. Amen.