14 The waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
17. He declared to Noah. This is the sign I have established between ME and all flesh upon the earth.
Do you believe it? I do.
In 2011 I saw God do amazing things during a whole state massive flood event. I also saw a beautiful rainbow over drowned paddocks and grieving people. I saw God’s people rise up to worship and praise Him in the ‘midst of it all’.
The church appears in recent years to have lost its SALT, the powerful divine preservative that separated Christ’s followers from the rest of society.
The years have accelerated and in 2022 my state in its southern corner has had THREE massive flood events. One even during the dry season.
Has God broken His Covenant with us?
But, is it perhaps time to say sorry to Him for where we have not allowed the SALT preservative to preserve what belongs to HIM,
Our God is the same today, yesterday and He will be tomorrow. His WORD does not change.
Father, I’m sorry if You too grieve that Your Covenant sign has not been used to worship You but for other human ideologies.
Jesus Christ came to save ALL human souls and He will continue to shake, submerge, and scramble human plans until His Lordship is established and Salvation for ALL SOULS fulfills Kingdom Purposes.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
Maranatha indeed, Faye! I read an interesting comment written by a 20-something-year-old to a parent whose child uses the covenantal sign of the rainbow for her own reasons. This is what she wrote….
The rainbow, the catching phrase… For your daughter, all of this has become a way to show her identity, to feel accepted. We, the twenty-something-years-old, are constantly exposed to a culture that sees Christians as bigoted and any objection to LGBT as hate. That’s why the only effective way we have to fight it is showing we care and love them, even if we don’t approve everything they think or do. Remember, if your daughter used to love God, He probably didn’t disappear from her heart as from her head. She’s fighting with her feelings, so even if you don’t notice, any kind action can have a deep effect.
So don’t give up! It helps me to remember rainbows are a sign of hope from God. He isn’t a police God wanting to punish her right now, but a Father who pledged to be patient and go look for her with his grace. So from now on, I TAKE THE RAINBOW BACK! Whether they like it or not, every rainbow they use means God didn’t give up on them.
Isn’t that beautiful. Since the day I first read that I too pledged to take the rainbow back. What hope that has renewed in my own Spirit. Especially for all those who have forgoten its origins.