Trust God’s Promises
by Pastor Scott
With all the rain we’ve had lately, it’s had me looking for rainbows. And because of that, I took a fresh look at what the Bible has to say about the
We all know that God put the rainbow in the sky as His covenant that He will never again destroy the earth with the waters of a flood. And for many
people, the rainbow is a symbol of hope, but the rainbow is so much more
than that. It’s God’s promise. And for us, it should also be seen as a demonstration of God’s creativity, raw power and majesty. Throughout Scripture, the rainbow symbolizes God’s glory and the radiance of His beauty, holiness, and perfection.
“Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face.” (Ezekiel 1:28)
“And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald.” (Revelation 4:3)
None of us has truly beheld God’s glory with our own eyes, yet the rainbow does give a glimpse of what we’ll see when God comes again to live on the
earth and to fill it with His glory. “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
I believe the rainbow is a wonderful display of God’s mercy and grace to the world. The rainbow also causes us to look up, toward the heavens. 1 Thessalonians 4 teaches us, “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Therefore encourage one another with these words.” I also believe on that day that the pride of all people will be brought down, and that God alone will be shown in all His glory.
Every time I look upon a rainbow, I know that God will restrain His anger at the sins of this world as long as He possibly can and that someday when we look up, we will see Him coming. So, when you see rainbow, what does it mean to you?
The next time you see one, I hope you will take a moment and look on it with fresh eyes. If you are with other people, talk about its meaning. Look
upon it with awe and wonder. And I hope and pray it’s meaning will never change in our hearts; that the rainbow will stand for all that God has meant it to stand for. That God is a faithful promise-keeper.
That He is patiently waiting for all of us to repent from our sinful ways and believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. I hope and pray that the rainbow is a reminder to all of us of God’s glory and grace. The next time I see a rainbow, I will pray for all people; that God would open every heart to see His eternal glory.
Let us celebrate and demonstrate our Christian faith in all we do and say.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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