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One way God reminds me he keeps his promises

Originally published Friday, 19 December 2014.

When that rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember this eternal covenant I have made with all living creatures. Genesis 9:16 (VOICE)

I used to walk into university singing, “I hate the world today”. 

I did not sing it to anyone in particular. 

I sang it under my breath, in my head. 

I sang it to all the people I walked past who did not know I was inhaling the same air as them. 

I sang it in defiance, and I sang it in despair, because I did not know how else to get through each day. 

Around the same time, God started painting the sky for me with rainbows. 

It was outrageous and ridiculous and beautiful. 

Some days I would see three or four rainbows. 

I’d even see rainbows in the sky when it had not rained for days. 

This continued relentlessly for weeks on end. 

My only explanation was that these rainbows were denying the laws of nature and upholding the nature of God. 

I would be singing, “I hate the world”, and then look up to see colours rainbows suspended from the sky with invisible twine.

I’d see a rainbow and be reminded that God loved me, that he saw me, and that he would keep his promise to never leave me or forsake me. 

Even years later, I think God sometimes sneaks in a rainbow on a sunny day just to remind me that he will keep his promises, and that even when I feel unloveable he loves me. 

Ponder: What has God used to show you that he sees you and will fulfill his promises in your life?

Pray: Lord, thank you that you make me feel seen and loved. 

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