Thoughts: God is straightforward, specific, and – yes – repetitive. He promises he will establish a covenant with Noah, his sons, and their descendants that never again will he destroy the earth by flood. In fact, the covenant extends to include all the beasts of the earth.
And, as token of this covenant, God will set his bow in the clouds. When we see a rainbow, it is a beautiful reminder of God’s promise.
English poet, William Wordsworth was dubbed “Wordswords” because his writings were often lengthy. This poem is short and exquisite.
“My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky.
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old…”
Discussion: What memories are awakened when you see a rainbow?
Activity: Look for a small beauty in nature every day.
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