Genesis 9: Parents

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The Promise in the Rainbow

Genesis 9:13 (New Living Translation)
"I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth."

Family road trips are a perfect opportunity to have unusual and memorable experiences. I remember one time, pulling our camper up to see the grandparents, all of us were marveling at a vibrant rainbow arcing across the sky after a refreshing rain shower. Little did we know that the rainbow would end on the very highway we were driving on! We literally drove through the end of the rainbow! It was a sight that left us awestruck, we all experienced a spectacle of God's creation and were reminded of the promise that the rainbow represents.

In Genesis 9, God makes a covenant with Noah, promising never to destroy the earth by flood again. The rainbow, brilliant and gentle, becomes a sign of this enduring promise, a symbol of God's unfailing love and faithfulness.

As parents, we're entrusted with the task of teaching our children about God's promises. We can use natural reminders like the rainbow to talk about God's covenant with us. Let them know that just as God promised Noah, He also promises to be with them, to love them, and guide them throughout their lives.

So, next time you see a rainbow with your child, use that moment to remind them of God's faithfulness. Teach them to trust His promises, just as the rainbow faithfully appears after the rain. Let them see in the rainbow a reminder of God's unfailing love and His constant presence in their lives.

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