Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Rainbows call to mind the unbroken line that runs from the covenant that God made with the great patriarchs, extending through Jesus directly to us and beyond into eternity.
The rainbow we see in the sky today is the same one Noah and Abraham and Moses and David saw; that rainbow a delicate echo of the rainbow encircling God's throne in heaven.
Whenever a rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures.--Genesis 9:16
And the one they saw had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne.--Revelation 4:3
We are connected to God both to ages past and to eternity by bonds even He cannot break.
What He says He will do, He does. This is why we can know security.
He has made us sons and daughters and will keep us. His promises last forever. He has drawn an unbroken line in the sky to show us . He has given us the rainbow, a vanishing wisp, to remind both us and Himself of a connection that lasts forever.