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Monday, September 04, 2006

My View

Some of you may know that this August, New Mexico has had more rainfall than we usually experience within an entire year.
It has been a huge blessing in many ways, as it has replenished many of our aquifers, but with so much rain falling on already saturated ground, it has also been the cause of much flooding.

Last week, after a rainstorm, I looked out and saw this from my front porch.

Noah, when he saw this in the sky, knew this "bow" was a token of a covenant between he and the Lord that the earth would never be fully flooded again.
I don't ever look at a rainbow without thinking of God's love for each one of us.
It reminds me of my promises to the Lord to live a Christlike life.
Admist all of my stuggles and imperfections, a reminder, like this one, interpeted as God's love for me as His child, was a beautiful thing to behold.

Genesis 9:12-15:
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.


Téa said...

This was a lovely post & great picture--brought tears to my eyes. It's a nice way to end the day.

I'm going to enjoy looking around here =)

Amanda said...

What a beautiful picture! Thanks for the reminder of God's love for us.

Jane said...

I loved the thoughts you shared on the rainbow. New Mexico is beautiful, when we went to the Catwalk it was my first visit to your lovely state.

The friends we went with talked about how they have never seen so much water at the cat walk before. It was beautuful!
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