We’re having the weather that is the very dark skies, very heavy showers but also with the rainbow set in the sky – the sign of God’s covenant. He would never destroy all living things in a great flood again.
It’s a great reminder to us to be thankful to God for what he did in preserving those who were faithful to Him in Noah’s day. We tend to teach our children the chorus “Whenever you see a rainbow, Remember God is near”.
When we look closely at Genesis 9 however, we see why God really sent the rainbow, as well as being a sign (Genesis 9:12 ) of His covenant with Noah and all his descendants, it is there is to remind God of the covenant he made. “The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth”. (Genesis 9:16 NKJV)
We ought not to be discouraged by our weather – God knows what we need.
Likewise we ought not to be discouraged by where we are in life, again God knows our every need.
O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.