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A Rainbow to Remember

Posted September 15, 2021
A Rainbow to Remember

Do you know what the hardest thing is about growing older? I used to know but I guess that I forgot! Oh, now I remember! One thing that I don’t like about growing older is not being as sharp as I once was. It seems that the older I get….the more I forget!

Don’t get me wrong, there are many things that I enjoy about getting older. I appreciate simple things a whole lot more: good friends, good food and grand kids! I don’t worry about going to bed early and “missing out” on things. I enjoy listening to the “oldies station” on the radio and watching “re-runs” on TV! I enjoy taking a walk in the park and I don’t mind taking a nap every now and then! However, there are days when I realize that I am not as sharp as I once was. It’s on days like this, when I could feel a little down, when I am encouraged as I look up in the sky and see a rainbow and I smile. A rainbow is one of those beautiful reminders to me that God is in charge and I don’t have to worry about things.

Now we all understand that a rainbow is one of those natural phenomenon that have a scientific explanation. Yes, we know that a rainbow is “formed due to dispersion of sunlight by tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere and that the raindrops act as small prisms that refract and disperse the white light to create a spectrum of light.” But we can also see a “rainbow” as a reminder of God’s promise of love.

Actually, the rainbow is not for us, the rainbow is a reminder to God! “I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh!” (Genesis 9:13-15) Does God really need a reminder? NO! God will never forget His love for you! Even though we may get more forgetful as we get older, we can find comfort to know that we have a loving God who will ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS LOVE FOR YOU IN JESUS CHRIST!

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you!” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

Pastor Steve Maske

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