Monday, February 23

Gods Covenant and Rainbows

Read Genesis 9:8-17

"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." - Genesis 9-16

In this text, God promises to never again destroy all life through floods and gives us a symbol of this promise through a rainbow. It is a covenant between God and all living creatures.

Have you ever marveled at a rainbow? Scientists explain how sunlight and rain combine in a particular manner so that the rays of light separate into rainbow colors as they enter a raindrop. Regardless of how it happens, it always feels like a bit of a miracle, gorgeous colors appearing in the sky. 

There are so many parts of life we don’t really understand, but the diversity of nature and the vibrancy of colors in the universe are clearly among the wonders of the world. How could the Creator have imagined so many shapes and colors? How could there be so many different colored and shaped birds and fish? How could there be six million people in the world who each look a little different and has his or her own distinct personality?

We may never fathom the breadth and wisdom of God and God’s creation, but we can recognize that God cares for each one of us and cares for us collectively.  As we move forward this Lenten season, be assured that God cares for you personally, God cares and loves each living creature, and God cares how we treat one another. May each rainbow you see remind you of God’s special care and concern.

Pray aloud: Creator God, thank you for your rainbows. Thank you for your special concern for me and each living creature. Help me to care for those around me like you care for each of us.

By: Kim Bobo

“God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us- in the dreariest and most dreaded moments- can see a possibility of hope.” —Maya Angelou

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