God’s Everlasting Covenant

A Summer Evening Cleansing Rain

One Summer evening, after a cleansing rain, my husband and I were on our way to the store.  We saw a rainbow in the sky. I had to get the picture.  I was working very fast, as the rainbow was fading as quickly as it had appeared.  I was focusing on the rainbow when I realized that the moon was in the sky as well.  It was a stunning image to behold! I was astounded at the profound sight before me.  You might be wondering why I would say it was a profound sight.  Let us look at the following Scriptures:

Genesis 1:16-18 (NIV)

“God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.”

Psalm 89:37 (NKJV)

 “It shall be established forever like the moon,
Even like the faithful witness in the sky”

 Genesis 9:13-16 (NIV)

“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 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.”

Considering these verses, think about how, in the days of Noah, God sent the rain of judgment on the earth.  While it was a rain of judgment, it brought about a cleansing of the Earth.  The healing, cleansing rain, came along with a glorious rainbow and promise. God said He would never again flood the whole earth and destroy all life.  God is still sending rainbows today, reminding us of His unfailing promise and love. 

He created the moon for the “Nightlight” watching over us, guiding us through the dark.  The moon has it’s nightly “Reign.”  God is still sending the moon every night, faithfully.  The clouds and darkness may hide it from our eyes at times, but it is still there.  This comes from the Creator, who is faithful and true to His living word.  Finally, through His creation and word, how can we not believe in our Heavenly Father?  To God be the glory. We thank you for your everlasting covenant.  This is PROFOUND! 

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