The rainbow that I have put in the sky will be my sign to you and to every living creature on earth. It will remind you that I will keep this promise forever. When I send clouds over the earth, and a rainbow appears in the sky, I will remember my promise to you and to all other living creatures. Never again will I let floodwaters destroy all life. When I see the rainbow in the sky, I will always remember the promise that I have made to every living creature. The rainbow will be the sign of that solemn promise.
Genesis 9:12-17 (CEV)
It’s good news to know that God keeps His promises. To this date, we bear witness to an eternal promise God made in Genesis 9:12-17.
After the flood, God made a promise to Noah that He would never again let the floodwaters destroy all life. Yes, we’ve seen lots of devastation from flooding, but we survived storms. The rainbow is a colorful reminder that we can depend on God’s promises. A rainbow is created by millions of rain-drops, each at a different angle and each reflecting a different color into the eye of the beholder. God wants you to remember that if He makes a promise, you can depend on it, and He gives us a visible reminder.
You know the saying, seeing is believing? It’s something about seeing a rainbow that changes your perspective. I can recall a period in my life when I faced family, marital and financial challenges. Whenever I would behold a rainbow in the sky, it gave me a sense of calm resolve that everything would be alright; that God was faithful and that I could trust His word. This is a visible sign to serve as evidence that what God says, God does. This beautiful array of colors scientifically explained is a truth that cannot be denied, and is upheld by the power of His word.
The photo in this article was captured after the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017! It was a horrific experience for the city of Houston. Many still haven't recovered from this catastrophic storm. However, my dear readers, be reminded that whatever life brings your way, God has a way of reminding us that He keeps His promise. The next time you see a visible sign of hope, I pray that you are reminded of the Promisekeeper. If the rainbow is a sign of God's promise to never destroy the earth again by flood, I am confident that He will keep His promise for eternal life for all who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior.
With the state of affairs in society today— turmoil, evil, wickedness, distress, disaster, disappointments, broken hearts and lives—it is a delight to meet the only Promise Maker and Promisekeeper that will never break His promise.
An excerpt portion from the book, The Path to Promise: How to Move Forward after Brokenness by author Queen E. F. Phillips. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.