Jesus promised the disciples that when He rose they would receive the power of His Holy Spirit and we too have that promise of God’s spirit dwelling within us. We each have a divine relationship that He will lead us and guide us faithfully. God has a plan and purpose which he yearns for us to accept. He gives us an abundance of hope and refreshment when we are weak and He can heal and bring us great peace.
The Bible is a book of God’s promises which can change our lives if we let Him. All these promises are ours to have and hold as our personal possessions. An ancient promise God made was that a rainbow will appear in the clouds as a sign of the agreement between Him and the earth. God promised that He would never again destroy all living creatures by a flood – Genesis 9:12-13 (NIV) ‘And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth’.
The rainbow is a sign and promise of His faithfulness.
His promises can be relied upon in every circumstance and will provide for our needs and, as His children, it is our duty to receive and claim every one. Let us trust God and act upon these promises whether it is at work, at home, or in the community.
Next time a rainbow appears, let’s be reminded that God keeps His promises.