I don’t know about you, but when I see a rainbow in the sky after a storm, there’s something profound that happens in my heart. Yesterday, we talked about Noah and how he lived a life that was worth saving. Though the rest of the world was destroyed, he and his family, along with two of every living creature, boarded the ark and were tossed back and forth on the waves for 150 days. I can’t imagine how trying this was for them or how sick and frightened they must have felt. While I’m sure it seemed interminable at the time, the waters ultimately receded and God left them with a promise that He would never flood the earth again. The beautiful rainbow that appeared overhead was the Lord’s oath to Noah — and to us today — that He will always sustain His creation… and He has. Through Moses, He gave His people laws that set a standard for behavior, and through Aaron, He furnished a mediator to make atonement for sin and provide a way back to Him. To finish the work, He sent His son Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, to fix the problem of sin for good and offer an unshakable, permanent bridge to His presence. Because He came, there is no longer a need to be bound by a standard of perfection, to constantly feel ashamed of wrongdoing, or to fear perishing in the storm. For those who have accepted the Prince of Peace, His rainbow shines as a reminder that we are seen, known, taken care of, and eternally loved.
My friend, though you may be riding the currents of a tempest and feel like you’ll never see the radiance of day again, God’s promise to you still endures. The Light of the World is steadfast and He does not shrink away from the darkness; it just may be harder to see Him through the clouds. You were chosen to be alive right now, and all the days ordained for you were written in His book before one of them came to be. His eye is on you, His favor is raining down, and He is preparing you for even greater impact when this storm passes by!