Wednesday, 15 April 2009
"I do set my bow in the cloud . . . "
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Genesis 9 : 8 - 17
8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
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i got an sms from my othermother yesterday that reminded me to look up in the sky, for there was a rainbow encircling the midday sun at that moment. i strained my neck a fair bit to see it before having to rush out for an assignment but wow it was worth it. it's been a while since i've seen a circular rainbow, maybe years. it seems like there have been quite a few rainbows this year though, don't know if it's really been more rainbows happening or have people around just been noticing them more.
later that night my bible reading led me to this passage quoted above about Noah and the first rainbow in the sky.
wow it was surely no coincidence.
let us all look up and remember more.