Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 11, 2019

A Promise Kept

“I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my permanent promise to you and to all the earth.” Genesis 9:13 (NLT)

Remember as little children peering up to an expansive baby blue sky on a beautiful, clear day and playing “cloud Pictionary?” Pointing out a particular cloud and tracing it with our finger showing our friends how that specific cloud looked like an animal, shape or thing. Dismayed when your friend couldn’t make out the same characteristics your eyes had discovered.

Huge, fluffy, white puffs of “cotton candy” floating in the sky on a canvas of the prettiest blue. Clouds intrigue me! The other day as I was driving, I couldn’t wait for a red light so I could stop and take in their beauty. It seemed the clouds were at the tips of my fingers, as if I could have plucked one right out of the sky. However, clouds are not always pleasant shapes of white fluff, but dark menacing masses of condensed water vapor ready to release thousands of gallons of water with a clap of thunder and a streak of lightening. Clouds usually tell if a storm is on the horizon when they cast dark shadows on the earth and hide the sun.

Unfortunately, we will experience storms of life, but as with storms of nature after the fury passes be looking for that spectacular rainbow following the storm God has brought us through. A glorious, breathtaking visual covenant adorning the skyline. An arch of seven colors caused by rays of light from the once hidden sun dancing off water droplets decorating the sky. A spectrum of color displaying the permanent promise from God. A promissory note stretched across the wide blue yonder illuminating the words “I promise.”

A prominent exhibit for the whole world to see. A reminder to all creation that God is a Promise Keeper. To see a rainbow, you have to experience the storm and when the storms of life rage; God is our calm in the eye of the storm. We can be confident just beyond the turbulence of life there is a rainbow colored with His love and His promises.

For His Glory

Kim Lacey Schock (
TRBC Women’s Life

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