Over The Rainbow
Today I saw a rainbow. It was beautiful.
I remembered that the rainbow was God's promise to us that He would never flood the earth again. It makes me smile. He will allow all sorts of trials and tragedies, mishaps and disasters, but He will not flood the earth again. I'm so glad I don't have to worry about that. Cross that off the worry-list, because let's be honest, "flooded earth" is not the way I want to go.
As I marveled at the beauty and colors (yes, I checked for all of them as they melded into one another), I had a thought pop into my mind. I realized that a rainbow is also a symbol of God's love for us. I was filled with love. Wrapped in it.
And I felt God's love.
It was beautiful.
Both the rainbow and God's love.
I came home and opened my scriptures to Genesis so that I could read the promise for myself.
But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
Heavenly Father really does love me. Because of Noah's faithfulness that he got on the ark, Heavenly Father made this covenant with all of his "seed" (that's me and you, verse 9), I will be spared. Heavenly Father could have just said that it applied to Noah and his wife and sons and their wives. They were the ones who had to keep up their part of the bargain. They were the ones who had to exhibit trust and faithfulness. What have I done?
You could say that there were many times that I stepped onto my figurative "ark", but those are different parallels and lessons for a different day.
The bottom line is that my Heavenly Father loves me. Yes, He allows inconveniences to happen in my life, but He blesses me far more than enough to make up for them.
Somewhere over the rainbow,
way up high,
Smiles a Heavenly Father,
promising I won't die.
(sing it, it works) ;)
Sunny and Smiling,