We usually get quite a bit of rain in Iowa during the summer. Some rain storms can be very severe. But often these storms are followed by a beautiful rainbow.
God sent a terrible flood to destroy the wicked people on earth. But He saved Noah, his family and many animals. Our Bible verses today tell us about when Noah and his family finally came out of the boat onto dry ground. God told Noah, “I will give you something to prove that I made this promise to you…I am putting a rainbow in the clouds as proof of the agreement between me and the earth” (verses 12-13). God’s agreement was that He would never again destroy all life on earth by a flood.
When we see a rainbow in the sky, we can remember that God always keeps His promises. He has promised that Jesus will come again someday to take His followers to live with Him forever. And we can know for sure that will happen! Praise God today and thank Him for His promises.