I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works.
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness.
They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness.
The goodness of God rolls on
like a mighty river moving toward the ocean
rain cascading from the heavens
thunder echoing through the darkness
mountains rising above the earth
volcanoes spewing forth
earthquakes rumbling against the grain.
Birds tweet His love in springtime chorus
breezes whisper through new-born leaves
as if they have secrets just for you and me.
Listening closely a tear trickles down
raising my head, I look around
up above periwinkle blue skies
there in a cloud a rainbow divine
what a feast for my red-rimmed eyes.
My hearts speaks softly reminding me
everything becomes beautiful in His time
just look up, child, see His smile
He is ever near, no matter the trial.
©16 February 2022
A friend and I have been studying the story of Noah and the flood. I wanted to share with you something that has absolutely fascinated me I have never seen before.
In Genesis 9:13 we read, “I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.”
I never noticed it before … “in the cloud.” This intrigued me. Why did God set it in the cloud? The coordinating verse in my Bible sent me to Ezekiel 1:28. (This is a new favorite verse! So poetic!)
“Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.”
This verse is speaking of God’s throne. The brightness around the throne of God is like a rainbow in a cloud. (This same wording is also found in Revelation 4:3).
But did you notice the next phrase? “This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.”
When God set His rainbow in the cloud to Noah and his family, God was showing Noah Himself—His very likeness. And I just wonder, if every time God’s creation reveals a rainbow to us, God is also appearing to us in the most glorious way He knows how to. His own likeness.
Sometimes it is really hard to remember God’s goodness. Sometimes it’s easy to wallow so much in our circumstances and our trials, we forget how faithful God has been to us and He is right here with us.
Look up, child. Look to the heavens. See if you can spot the arc of spectral colors of the LORD in your midst.
From My Heart to Yours,
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This is SO good! Thank you.
Thank you for your love and encouragement 🙂