I've been reading in Genesis lately. Rereading familiar stories, but hearing God speak to me through them still. I love that about God - He still has something to say to us through His Word no matter how many times we've read it. All that is required is that we'll slow down and listen for Him.
Genesis 9:1-17 records God's covenant with Noah after the flood. God made a promise to Noah that He would never destroy the whole earth again. Then He gave Noah a sign of His covenant promise - a rainbow.
So often I look at a rainbow after the rain and I think of its beauty, but I don't often stop and ponder the significance of it. Every rainbow we see is a sign of God's promise - originally made to Noah - a reminder that even all these years later God still keeps His promises.
Even in a world where we may be surrounded by broken promises of other people, we can count on God to keep His promises. The simple rainbow after a storm is a reminder of this.
We serve a God Who keeps His promises.
We serve a God Who does exactly what He says all the time.
We serve a God Who can be trusted because of this truth.
What would happen if we started to look at every rainbow we see as more than just something beautiful in the sky after a storm? What if we also began to see them as regular reminders that God keeps His promises?