Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Promise in a Rainbow

My first day in Maui, I awoke early & sat out in front of the ocean to do my scripture study, before the noise of the day began. It started sprinkling, a warm, fresh, drizzle, causing me to look up and see if I should head for cover. To my amazement, a glorious double rainbow appeared over the ocean, touching down on the island directly in front of me. After witnessing the first one, I found myself setting my alarm for 6:30 a.m., every single morning. I was not disappointed. A rainbow appeared each day...God's Promise, Shining in front of me, while I soaked in His Words.
God Promised to never destroy the earth by flood again (Genesis 9:16 "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.") That Promise still holds true today. God spoke of rainbow's in the beginning of the Bible and also closes the Bible with another scripture about rainbow's~His Promise (Revelation 4:2-3 "At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of Jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne.")
When I see a rainbow, it reminds me that God is with us always. A rainbow, with it's fluorescent colors, stretching across the sky, also let's us know that we can trust in His Word. He holds true to the things He tells us. The rainbow symbolizes a lasting trust, allowing us to truly, let go of the burdens that are weighing us down and pick up His Holy Word...the Bible, His Promises, strengthening our Faith in Him. When you begin to flip through the pages, looking for comfort, encouragement, guidance and wisdom; His Words fill you with life, Peace and a renewal of Hope.

When you see a rainbow...stop what your doing, take in God's Glorious, Promise. Let it strengthen you, lifting you above the cares of this a place where His Love fills you with an indescribable Peace. HIS PROMISE!

"My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Psalm 27:8

"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
Psalm 27:14

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped."
Psalm 28:7

"Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness."
Psalm 29:2

"Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth." 
Psalm 31:4-5

"A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all."
Psalm 34:19

"I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame."
Psalm 34:4-5

1 comment:

  1. Keep your faith as strong as you inspire it in others. Make sure that you read his word through and through, and hold true to the things you are passing on. Remember though, that God works through his Son who works through us through our hearts, minds, and actions. He works in this way more than through visual signs. What I'm saying is this: be thankful for such inspiring sights and signs, but hold stronger to the faith, the goodness, the knowledge, the self-control, the perseverance, the godliness, the brotherly kindness, and the love he works through us. Take such things stronger from his word than from me. Glory be to the God of all and to his Son, who is, was, and will be!