My, Devotion to Him #312
Verse Passage: Genesis 9:16-17 “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.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.” – ESV
The subtitle for part 6 is – Rainbows Among Us.
One disaster after another, we find trauma. Our physical trauma can be seen and would be assumed to be evident after a natural disaster has transpired. However, we find more than just physical trauma that takes place. Mental trauma has a far greater reach than any disaster ever could. Those who experience such a thing find their emotions uncontrollable, and even their willpower is brought to a fragile state. We can only take so much before cracks start to appear.
After encountering devastation and the unyielding strength and terror of the wind, the waves, and the hand of God, would you be able to trust? Can you imagine the range of human emotions you would be experiencing? Noah and his family must have felt humbled, frightened, and yet, grateful. They had just undergone great devastation and loss, and yet, they had in their corner a God who saves, a God who never left their side.
After the flood, a fascinating exchange occurs between God and Noah. One of God’s incredible promises in the Bible follows the earth’s most significant disaster. God promised Noah the following.
Verse Passage: Genesis 9:12-15 “And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh” – ESV
Beginning with Noah and his family, God displays that He is a God who can be trusted to keep His promises and is a God who will always seek to save.
Let us look now to the present day. Thousands of years have passed since the flood and the Noahic covenant, yet God remains steadfast to His nature. He is still a God who seeks and saves the lost.
Verse Passage: Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” – ESV
Jesus doubled down on that same message. From Old Testament to New. He remains the same. Promises are important to God. Has He promised something to you? If it has or hasn’t come true yet, then look to the rainbows in the sky. Let them be a reminder that He is trustworthy, faithful, and remains the same. He will do what He says He will do. Rainbows are not only a reminder of what He promised Noah but also serve as a visual reminder to us that He will fulfill promises made to us.
Copyright © 2023 by Jacob Olinger
Noah, Goodness Still Abounds Series
- Noah Part 1: Understanding His Ways
- Noah Part 2: A Rising Tide
- Noah Part 3: Healing Is Coming
- Noah Part 4: Opportunities In Life
- Noah Part 5: Sacrifices
- Noah Part 6: Rainbows Among Us (current page)