Spring is the time of storms and cloudy weather bringing rains for the crops and life in general to the earth. It also produces incredible rainbows. During a recent storm, I noticed the rainbow that I have shown here. There were numerous people taking photos. One lady said to me, ‘this may be God’s way of saying to us that the end of the COVID period is upon us.’ It was just that special.
In the case of Noah and his family, it was even more special as they had just been saved from the flood where everyone died, including all living creatures that were not on the ark. God was reassuring Noah, and us, this would never happen again. But what I find so fascinating is the rainbow is also a reminder to God. “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” (vs. 16). Just think about that; it’s for us, but also for God!
A new covenant
God’s wrath and judgment against sinful mankind was evidenced by the flood. Salvation came to Noah and the others by the ark. But as secure as God’s promise evidenced by rainbows, there is now only one way that God’s justified wrath is avoided for eternity. Whenever God looks at us, sinners deserving death, he sees us covered by the blood of Jesus, and he is reminded of the new covenant in his Son’s blood. “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Lk. 22.20 b). Allelujah! As you’re looking at rainbows, always praise Jesus.