Genesis 9 New International Version (NIV)God’s Covenant With NoahThen God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. 2 The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. 3 Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
4 “But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. 5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.
6 “Whoever sheds human blood,
by humans shall their blood be shed;
for in the image of God
has God made mankind.
7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.”
8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 9 “I now establish my covenant with youand with your descendants after you 10 and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
12 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: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”
RAINBOW OF HOPE ~
Maybe you need a sign today that God is working on your behalf. I have seen people go through terrible things and trust the Lord through it. I have seen people get so mad at God because of something that happen and turn from him. I actually have been of those who didn't understand God's timing of things and why didn't he rescue me from some situations of life. Over time, I leaned the importance of my own decisions and life patterns. I believe God gives us sign of us and we know what not to do, but sometimes we just do it anyway. In those anyway moments, we will suffer some consequences of wrong things. Bringing us back to the power of God and just knowing we messed up along the way, but there is hope in a new day. The promise of God continues and we can ask forgiveness and can move forward. Leaving behind the uglies and pressing into new beginnings.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. See the hope in this day and make good choices. Contact those you love and care about in life. Life is so short and we never know what a day brings.