Read Genesis 9:1-17
After Noah exited the ark, God made a covenant with him and all future generations that He would never again destroy the world with a flood. God then gave a sign—a visible confirmation—of the covenant in the form of the rainbow. Whenever God sees the rainbow in the clouds He forms, He remembers the permanent covenant He made.
But we shouldn’t think of the rainbow as a string tied around God’s finger. God is not absent-minded and in need of the rainbow lest He forget His promise and destroy the earth by flood once more. He is omniscient! God gave this sign not for Him as much as He gave it for us. When we look upon the rainbow, it should remind us of God’s promise and, more profoundly, His faithfulness to keep His promises and His graciousness to give us what we do not deserve—life.
What are some other reminders in your life that reveal God’s character?