Monday, February 10, 2014

Rainbow's Promise

Most of us know about God's promise as He set the rainbow in the sky. After the floodwaters receded from the earth, Noah, his family, and the animals left the ark and walked out onto dry land. What a joy it must have been after days of being crammed in that boat!

"I now establish my covenant with you and with your
descendants after you and with every living creature
that was with you--the birds, the livestock and all the
wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with
you--every living creature on earth. I establish my
covenant with you: 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." Genesis 9:9-11
Now that I've walked through many storms in my life, the rainbow has come to mean so much more to me.

Such a beautiful arc of color: red, yellow, blue, purple, and many shades between.

It's the colors of God's mercy - we never receive the punishment we deserve because Jesus took it for us on the cross. Through His death, we are offered total forgiveness.

It's the colors of God's victory - never again will death reign over those who believe in Him. His covenant with us declares that death has been defeated by Jesus' burial and resurrection.

It's the colors of God's grace - just when the storm seems too hard to handle, a rainbow appears to remind us that He will never leave us and, if we are His children, we will be with Him forever because of Jesus' resurrection.

Forgiveness, victory over death, eternal life. These are the gifts offered to those who accept Jesus as their One and Only Savior.

Have you surrendered your heart to Jesus and entered into the promises of the New Covenant? If not, respond now to His great love.

Over the next several weeks, I'll be sharing the beauty of each color and the promises God makes to us in the richness of His love. Each week, I'll include excerpts from my award-winning Bible study, Storms of Life. I pray you are blessed.

As a child of God, what do the blessings of this New Covenant mean to you?

Next post - Silver Lining: Hope

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  1. Love the rainbows! Thank you Sherry for sharing these colors with us. I've enjoy so many of them!

  2. Thanks so much! You're always so encouraging.
    What are you doing up so darn early?

  3. You're so right about the rainbow colors! Vibrant in the sky, they remind me of God's covenant and Psalm 46:10: 'He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."' (NIV)

    And, it reminds me of Psalm 23:4 (KJV): "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

    That rainbow tells me God is with us, and he'll save us from everything.

    Thank you so much for posting this! You're SO right! :)

    1. Wow, girl! Your comment is better than my post! Do you want to do this for me? :)