By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
We have had a lot of rain in Middle Tennessee over the past few days including some storms last night.
As I gazed at the rainbow, I could not help but remember God’s promise to Noah and his family following the flood that destroyed the world, as told in Genesis. God told Noah that He would never again destroy the world by water.
“And God said, “Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, I will remember My covenant between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh: water will never again become a deluge to destroy all flesh. The bow will be in the clouds, and I will look at it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh on earth” (Genesis 9:14-16, HCSB).
We live in a world where mankind often fails to keep promises. It’s so refreshing to know that we serve a God who keeps His promises.
We don’t really need a symbol to remember that important detail. All we need is His Word.
But as I looked at that beautiful sight in the sky, I’m glad God chose to use such a visible reminder that He does, indeed, keep His promises.