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Genesis 9

God's Rainbow Covenant

8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9 "As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. 11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth." 12 God said, "This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth." 17 God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth."

God's Yellow Sticky Notes

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Musings

Rounding out the flood story, God sets up a sign of the covenant with the people - the rainbow. This is a great way to take something occurring in nature and using it as a reminder about God. In the cartoon the rainbow seems to be there to remind God about the covenant, but it's doubtful God needs a reminder, but anything that gets people's minds back on God is a good symbol. This is even more fun since it appears in the sky (heavens), after a rain (flood), is awesome (like God) and on display for all the people to see. So the large, colorful sticky note is there for our benefit.


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