Rainbow, ©Mark Hewitt 2018
There will be and have been storms in our own lives: floods of anxieties, times of being overwhelmed, of being flooded in & with life.
Sometimes when it’s all too much.
After the storms, after the damage…the rainbow will come.
Suffering will be followed by the refreshing newness of the rainbow.
Genesis 9: 8-17 (NRSV)
Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Covenant God, you keep your promises, no matter what. Help us to follow your example.
Move our covenant beyond words to action.
May our lives shine like your rainbow promise.
-©Seasons of the Spirit