Come Again Another Day
The Lord God had not yet sent rain to water the earth. Genesis 2:5 NLT
Can you imagine living in a world without rain? Yet there were no weather forecasters or rained-out picnics in Noah’s day. The Bible says that Noah had never seen rain, much less torrential rain or destructive floods of water. Before the Great Flood, streams and rivers watered the plants, and springs of water that flowed upward from under the earth misted and hydrated the plants. So Noah had to take God’s word in faith for this thing called “rain” and follow God’s instructions to prepare for a dystopian event he could never even imagine (Genesis 6:14-17). “It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith” (Hebrews 11:7). And God saved Noah and his family along with a menagerie of animals inside that huge ark constructed of wood.
Then God made a covenant promise to us that he would never again destroy the earth with a flood. He sealed this promise with a bow of colors in the sky that could only appear with the presence of instability in the atmosphere known as rain—a rainbow. “I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth” (Genesis 9:13). When there is instability in the atmosphere of your life, remember that we are living arks for God to dwell in, holding the promise of eternal life with him that those who believe will not perish.
God, give me the faith to know without a doubt that you are guiding my steps and leading me toward your beautiful plan for my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
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