Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Read Genesis 8:1–9:17

      "Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember…" Genesis 9:16 NIV
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      Having never before experienced a rainstorm, much less a worldwide flood; Noah and his family spent more than a year inside the ark with animals of every description. After seven months, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.(Genesis 8:4)
      When the earth was completely dry after another five months, Noah and his family finally stood on solid ground. Before anything else, Noah built an altar of worship to the Lord. God promised Noah and his sons,
     "Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood– This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come…" (9:11–13)
     And then they saw it–a beautiful, indescribable glow of colors stretched from earth to Heaven and back to earth again - the first rainbow!
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      Lord, I am thankful that You see every rainbow in the world, and none of Your promises will ever be forgotten. Today I am claiming Your promises of protection, wisdom, and victory for our family. In the midst of difficult circumstances, help us to trust and obey just like Noah. I am depending on You to bring our family safely through this life into Heaven. May each one come to know You in a personal way, trusting in your promises for all of life’s challenges.
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     “The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off–for all whom the Lord our God will call." Acts 2:39 NIV

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