But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
— 1 John 1:17 (NKJV) —
Photography by Joe Krygier.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
— 2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV) —
God’s Word has many promises in it! Whenever I see a rainbow, I’m reminded of the promise in Genesis 9:8-17. God had instructed Noah to warn the people about the coming flood, but they ridiculed him. In the end, only Noah and his family were saved. The rainbow was given by God as a symbol of His promise never to destroy the earth by a flood of water again.
Jesus came to earth to save us from the flood of sin created by the devil. Today we don’t have to physically get on an ark to be saved, but we do need to get on board with Christ and His Word! One of my favorite promises is 2 Peter 3:9. As Lindsey was making the Peace for the Storm designs for this week, she connected the idea of the rainbow promise with today’s verse. “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
I’m reading the book Christ’s Object Lessons right now, and the author Ellen White writes that “if there had been but one lost soul, Christ would have died for that one.” Isn’t that an incredible thought? Jesus loves you so much that if you were the only sinner on the planet, He still would have gone through all the anguish and suffering to save you. Ultimately the decision to follow Christ is up to each one of us, but He wants more than anything for us to be saved. He literally gave up heaven to come to earth and rescue us!
The next time you see a rainbow, I hope you remember the promises in God’s Word, especially the promise of eternal life to all who believe in Jesus!