Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.” (Genesis 9:8-17 ESV)
God loves rainbow lovers.
Contrary to popular belief, the rainbow doesn’t belong to any one group of people.
The rainbow wasn’t invented by the religious world, or created solely for them either. It isn’t private property of the LGBT gang, or gay rights sympathizers.
God gave it to be a sign to everyone, animals included, that He is a covenant making and covenant keeping God.
(By the way, animals don’t have a problem with God. I’ve never heard a single rabbit complain about God, or a gorilla try and explain to zoo visitors that God isn’t real.)
When God sees the rainbow in the sky He remembers His promise to never again destroy the earth with water.
When He remembers His promise, He remembers why He destroyed the earth in the first place. Wickedness in and throughout the heart of man. People just like you and I. Hell bent on doing our own thing, living our own way, and totally ignoring the One Who breathed into the first man the breath of life.
He remembers His promise.
He doesn’t say He will never again destroy the earth. On the contrary, He declares it will be destroyed by a fervent heat.
Why will it need to be destroyed again? The same reason as before. Wickedness.
And yet, even at that, He remembers His promise.
You see, the promise God originally made is something to behold, and it’s the place where we can and will find safety from destruction.
The rainbow, symbol of a God given promise, is powerless when used as a logo, bumper sticker, or anything like it. It’s merely a nice array of colors; nothing more, without the God of the promise.
God loves rainbows, and He especially loves rainbow lovers. He loves those who love His promises, and take Him at His word.
In fact, people who love His promises NEVER have to be concerned about being destroyed. Because people who believe His promises find themselves changing from wickedness to righteousness. No one can consistently abide in His “Rainbow” and remain unchanged by His Presence.
There are rainbow lovers all over the world who, at one point in their life, were enemies of God. Including me. I deserved destruction, damnation, and the wrath of God.
“…and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thessalonians 1:10 ESV)
But someone told me about His Rainbow; His Promise. I began to believe His promise, live in His promise, and allow His promise to live in me.
So now, every time God looks at His promise, He looks at me. I’m abiding in His promise; His rainbow if you will.
Abiding in the place He loves to behold.
The rainbow. What is it to you? The promise of God or something else?
Remember: God loves rainbow lovers.