"I do set my bow (rainbow) in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth" Genesis 9:13
Everytime I see a rainbow, I think of God's Promises. He promised Noah and us, that he would never flood the earth again. I think of this but I also think of all of his promises to us. I love rainbows.
I do not really like to fly. Once, I had to fly by myself to Cincinnati and I was literally in full panic mode on the plane. I was praying for God to protect me and to mainly take away the fear that had overtaken my body. I looked out of the window and we were flying over a rainbow. I was amazed. I knew that this was him saying "HERE'S YOUR PROMISE". The bible is full of God's promises to us and the awesome thing is, he does not break his promises! People will break promises, even if unintentional, but God never will. He never fails. I have been so "full" lately. By full I mean, full of joy and feeling so overwhelmed by the blessings God has given me. I have two healthy children, thank you God, I have a husband who loves me (even though he is at the moment fussing because he has to constantly pick up after me), thank you God, I will FINALLY graduate with my master's degree after 5 years, I am just happy and extremely aware that GOD IS GOOD! I catch myself thinking "things are just too good, when is the valley coming?" These thoughts were running through my mind as we were on the way home and I saw a beautiful rainbow . The husband and I were amazed at how clear it was and we could see the entire rainbow. I just knew that God was reminding me of these promises. A few minutes later, I got out of the car to take a picture and noticed that there were 2 rainbows (look closely at the picture). I said to myself "Ok God, I hear you".
One of the promises that we talked about today in Sunday School was the promise of the Holy Spirit. I wrote the first part of this post yesterday, studied this lesson today in Sunday School, and then watched the end of Armageddon tonight and had a come apart as I was overwhelmed with how much I miss my dad and how next Sunday will be 5 years since he has been gone (note to self......no more Armegeddon) I am clinging to the promise of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16- 26) Where Jesus tells us that though he will be crucified and in heaven with the Father, he will "pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever"..."I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you"...."Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid".
Thank you God for your comfort and peace. Thank you for the Holy Spirit that fills me and calms my fears and anxieties. I love you, I praise you, and I am thankful God that you love me. Thank you for your PROMISES!