Genesis 9: 12-17 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations; I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. “It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud, and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. “When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
The story of Noah and the flood has been told for generations. There are over 500 legends of a massive flood that destroyed the earth around the globe, such as the one in the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh and in countries like China, Wales, Russia, India, Scandinavia, Sumatra and Peru.
In each legend “God”, or whatever name they called him by in other countries warned them about the flood. In each legend there was a chosen group of people who were told to build a boat in preparation of the flood. They were chosen because of their faithfulness and devotion to the “God” they believed in.
Now I don’t know for a fact if they worshiped our “God” but if the story of Noah is true, it is very possible that he had other civilizations that he appeared to, other civilizations that believed him but may have called him by another name, or whatever “God” was in their language. The bible doesn’t say anything about this, but we have to remember that God is not accountable to us for what he does and we will never know for sure what or who all he created.
The main point here is that he set his rainbow in the cloud to remind us and himself of his covenant with us to never destroy the earth by flood again. It was his promise to never destroy mankind or the animals by drowning all of them. Today I am thankful for Gods promise, and remember it every time that I see a beautiful rainbow.
February 17, 2016
I love to sit out on the porch or drive through the country in the Springtime. I love to have flowers, trees, birds, squirrels and other things of nature around me. It is such a colorful world we live in. So many different shades and hues of blue, green, red, yellow, and orange are combined to make this a colorful world.
Sea green and blue oceans, skies of different shades of blue depending on the season, green grass, yellow, red, blue, violet and pink flowers, the different greens of all the different trees and shrubs around us exude the natural beauty that only God could have created.
But what if there weren’t any colors in our world. What if it was just black and white, with some possible shades of grey. How boring that would be. Every city, street, house or other building would look the same.
All the yards, fields, rivers and streams would look the same. There would be nothing to brighten our spirits on a warm summers day and nothing that would show the individuality between people if we couldn’t dress in the colors we love, if we didn’t have color in our homes, yards and cars. Today I am thankful for the beautifully colored world God created for us to live in