And God said to Noah, “This [rainbow] is the sign of the covenant (solemn pledge, binding agreement) which I have established between Me and all living things on the earth.” (Genesis 9:17 AMP)
Jumping ahead a few generations brings us to Noah. During his lifetime, people became so wicked God grieved and regretted creating them. But Noah found favor in God’s eyes. So God, while determined to destroy His creation, told Noah to build an ark in which he and his family would be saved. Although God planned to eliminate everyone else, He gave the populace of the earth time to repent and join Noah on the ark. Instead of listening to the call of repentance, they mocked Noah. For one-hundred twenty years, Noah pleaded with his neighbors to turn from their wicked ways. For one-hundred twenty years, Noah and his sons labored on their ark. For one-hundred twenty years, everyone else laughed at Noah and grew more wicked than before.
Finally, the day arrived when God told Noah to enter the ark along with his wife, their sons and their wives, and the animals God designated for them to take. It rained for forty days and forty night without ceasing. They remained on the ark for a total of 375 days. When the ground was dry enough for them to depart, Noah built an altar and offered burnt offerings on it. Pleased with Noah’s sacrifices, God made a covenant with him, stating He would never totally destroy the earth with water because of man’s wickedness. The rainbow is a reminder of that covenant.
Noah’s story begins in Genesis chapter 5 verse 28 and continues through chapter 9.
How about you? What reminds you of Jesus that begins with the letter C?
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks