January 23, 2011
“Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you will fall upon all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon every creature that moves along the ground, and upon all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hands.” -Genesis 9:1-2
“‘Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.” -Genesis 9:1-6
“‘I now establish my covenant with you and with all your descendants after you and with 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
“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.” -Genesis 9:13-15
Every time there is a rainbow after the storm; God is renewing His promise with us. Never again will he destroy the world with a flood. His covenant is never-ending. He will keep it with us and all future generations just as he has for many years.
† Peace and Love!