Friday, October 9, 2009

Promises

Merrillee here, wondering whether there is anything quite so lovely as a rainbow. On a recent trip to Niagara Falls, I took this photo. A rainbow had formed in the mist that rises from the falls. Every time I see a rainbow, I remember the story of Noah and how God placed a rainbow in the sky to signify His promise that we read about in Genesis 9:13-16. "13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 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. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."

What a beautiful reminder of God's covenant. So every time we see a rainbow, we have a reminder that God is faithful. He will keep his promises. I like these two verses found in 2 Peter.

2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."

2 Peter 3:13 "But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness."

Please share some of your favorite rainbows and God's promises.
Merrillee

8 comments:

  1. I have been to the falls and saw the rainbow, it is one of God's wonders.


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  2. Edna,
    The falls are spectacular. You are right about them being one of God's wonders.

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  3. Niagra Falls is one of the few places I haven't been in the US! Lol...and it's probably one of the closet too : ) I've always wanted to go...one of these days...
    Hannah

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  4. Thank you for sharing this lovely picture, Merrillee (and those Bible verses!).~ Last year when I attended my very first ACFW conference (in MN) my daughter Amy went with me. She'd never flown, and I hadn't flown in 27 years, so we were a "little nervous"! However, the flight up there and the conference went very well, and on the flight home as Amy looked out her plane window she exclaimed for me to look. There, as if placed for our viewing pleasure, was a gorgeous rainbow outside our window! To me, that was the Lord assuring me that He would continue watching over us, as He has always done! Blessings from Georgia, Patti Jo Moore :)

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  5. Hannah,
    If you get the chance, you should go. The pictures don't give you half of their true magnificence.

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  6. Patti Jo,
    Thanks for sharing your story. That's why I love rainbows. They are a beautiful reminder of all of God's promises.

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  7. I finally got to Niagara Falls this summer and although I didn't see a rainbow the falls themselves are awe-inspiring. And seeing them up close from the Maid of the Mist was spectacular.

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