January 15
Genesis 9:8-17

God’s promise

God blessed Noah and his sons. He said to them, “Be fruitful and have many children.”

Then God said to Noah, “I am making a promise that I will keep forever; to you, your children and those who will come after them and to every living creature. I will never again send a flood that will destroy all life on the earth.

As a sign of My promise, I am putting a rainbow in the clouds. Whenever I cover the sky with clouds and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember My promise to you.”

Why are there rainbows?

Rainbows had not existed before the time of the flood.

After the flood, God promised that He would never again wipe out the whole of creation. He placed a rainbow in the sky as a sign to the whole world of the promise He made to Noah. The rainbow helps us remember God’s mercy and faithfulness.

Whenever you see a rainbow it should also remind you of the many other promises God has made. All God’s promises can be found in the Bible! Some special promises come with instructions from God and depend on our obedience. God will do what He promised if you do what he asks.

Our God who is unchanging and all-powerful, can and will keep every promise He has made.

Find a promise for every color of the rainbow, then draw a rainbow and write a promise in each color.

Verse for today

The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. Psalm 145:13