“The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.”
- Psalm 145:13
Gentle spring rains water the earth after winter and bring life back into nature. The smells are indescribable. Summer rain-storms seem to be more intense. They come quick and drench the fields. Fall rains are cold and dreary. They seem sad and miserable.
Spring rains are like God’s promise of newness after the sameness of winter. His promises are everywhere. The refreshing spring rain stops. Suddenly, beautiful colours shoot across the sky a painted reminder that the rain won’t last forever. After the Great Flood recorded in the Bible, God gave the assurance that at the waters wouldn’t destroy the earth again, and He sealed that promise with a rainbow. Each colour was an added reminder of His goodness and love.
There will be some rain in your life-times when things just won’t go as planned. Sickness, failures, and misunderstandings will come—some gently like spring rains and some more intense like summer rains. Some may even make you sad and miserable like winter rains.
But they won’t forever. That’s a promise! God sealed it with a rainbow.