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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Unbroken

Sometimes, shapes are just perfect.  Take the rainbow.  God made the rainbow with intent, following a pattern, encircling the world with an arc already encircling Him.

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.

11 comments:

  1. So thankful for those eternal bonds with Him to things past and future. And enjoy your rainbow analogy.

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  2. Wow. What a great & comforting truth! The rainbow that we see today is the same as the one that Noah & his family had seen ages ago! God is the same in eternity past, at present, and in the eternal future! Amen & amen!

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  3. This is a lovely post, and it makes the rain outside my window that much more tolerable, knowing that the promise of a rainbow is just ahead. I'd love it if you would consider posting this on my new blog hop :) I've enjoyed "getting to know you" a bit over the past few weeks! Thank you for your uplifting blog :)
    Paulat at Welcoming Spirit
    http://bit.ly/xH4qnb

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    1. Thank you, Paula. I certainly will.

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  4. That is one of the wonderful things that I love about God -- He and His word never change! He is constant and unchangeable! The words He spoke to our ancestors are just as true today as they were "back in the day"! What a blessing that we can count on Him!

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  5. Grateful for the bond between He and I. And for the sign of His eternal promise to us!

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  6. Beautiful! How appropriate, too, that it comes after the rains and storms - reminding us. I love how you reclaim the rainbow away from pop culture!

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    1. Thanks for the reminder that sometimes the world takes credit for what God has done. So important to look to Him first.

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  7. I love the rainbows. On the day of my mother's funeral a beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky. I felt as if God was reaching down from Heaven demonstrating His love.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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    1. You were right. He was. The same covenant that says "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So beautiful.

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  8. He is so gracious to give us such a great reminder. Beautiful picture.

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