Last night as my wife and I headed out to prayer meeting she spotted a rainbow ahead of us and then behind us I noticed very dark storm filled clouds. We were ahead of the storm but it was going to catch up, and it sure did. Yet there was the rainbow, God’s promise originally to Noah, before us !!
How emblematic of how life can be here many times when you think about it. The storms of life swirl about us and yet through them all is God’s promise that things will be just fine as we serve Him !! The Lord says in Genesis 9:13, “I do set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be a token of a covenant between Me and the earth (us)”. He goes on to see of the rainbow, “And I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you. . . and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.” (vs.15). Had Noah and his family not had that pact from God nor the visual reminder of the rainbow imagine the anxiety, imagine the “what if’s” about the Lord and how living for God could’ve easily degenerated into how the cults exert their influences on their followers today (serving their gods in undue fear).
Thankfully, we serve a God Who thinks of everything and consoles us that though storms persist in this old fallen world that with Him there is the rainbow ! There is hope just up ahead, there will be no more storms with Him one day. The sin nature will be eradicated, the curse lifted, the lethal temptations of the fallen nature will be in the past !! So, the next time you see a storm brewing in your life look for the rainbow, its really not that far ahead !!