Written by Greg Miller
A couple of weeks ago I was teaching some seniors who suffer with dementia about God's promise never again to flood the earth. We talked about the rainbow as the sign that that he will remember and be faithful to that promise. We concluded by saying that our hope and salvation is ultimately dependent, not on ourselves, but on God's promises and goodness. He is the one who guarantees our salvation in Jesus, not us.
After the teaching we talked a little about rainbows and when we had seen them. Several of the people could remember particular rainbows that struck them as extraordinary. Sadly, we concluded that since it was March we wouldn't likely see a rainbow for several months - probably June or July.
As I left the facility where we were meeting I began to drive away and what do you think I saw? A rainbow in March! It was captured by the sun refracting its light through a cloud formation way up in the sky. The words of Genesis 9:13, which we had just read, struck me, "I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth." God was revealing his grace to us by reminding us that he can produce rainbows whenever he wants to and that he is always watching over us. What a great day! What a wonderful God!