Posted by: Pastor Bob Sugden | June 21, 2010

Land of the Midnight Rainbow

I am seated at my dining room table.  It is 3:30 am.  I awoke a few minutes ago to the sound of birds chirping and flitting about in my backyard.  As I sit here pondering some of my deepest concerns, God has tapped me on the shoulder and reminded me of His faithfulness.  I am looking out the dining room window and seeing a beautiful rainbow.  Did I mention that it is 3:30 am?  3:30 in the morning!?!?!?!

God is reminding me that I serve a God who doesn’t sleep.  Day or night–24/7–365–He is ever present and ever-watching over me.  He has the power to make the sun shine in the middle of the night.  He has the power to cause a rainbow to shine in exactly the right location and at the right time to remind me of His ever watchful care.

Do you know what the rainbow symbolizes?  Check out Genesis 9:8-17.  In this section of Scripture, God established a covenant between Himself and all flesh (man and animals) that even though He has the power of destruction by means of water, He will not use it again.  God will always keep the waters of the earth in check and never again allow a worldwide flood.

He set the rainbow as a reminder that He has ultimate power over us and that He is a God of His word.  When He makes a promise to us, we can take it to the bank!  Are my problems any less significant than they were a few minutes ago?  No.  But, I am reminded that my problems are nothing when compared to the greatness of the God I serve.  He who can hold back the Flood has the power to take care of little ole me.

Thanks, God, for reminding me of Your faithful love and concern for me.  I think I’ll go back to bed now.  (I think I’ll probably dream sweet dreams, too.)

Soli Gloria Deo!


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