When storm clouds gather do not be afraid. Often there will be a rainbow in the midst of the storm clouds. Here is a picture of dark clouds coming in over Co Down in Northern Ireland. The Mourne Mountains are in the distance.
It is holiday season in our country. It is time when people have time off work. Time to unwind, sleep, eat, take in the sun, get fresh air, spend time with family, catch up on household repairs, do gardening, see friends or take a holiday.
Down time is very important to have for our wellbeing. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. We need this time to be restored, our batteries recharged.
In the waiting for time off many people may get exhausted or circumstances seem to be overwhelming, just like storm clouds gathering.
Before I left for a week’s holiday in Ireland I took this picture of a rainbow outside our home. The rainbow is a sign from God to all mankind.
“And God said, “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:
Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.””
Genesis 9:12, 14-16 NIV
All mankind means all people of all nations. This promise is not just for believers in God but for all men because God loves all unconditionally and wants all to know he cares.
If you are holding on to a promise from God, look at the rainbow. It will encourage you.
Storm clouds will disappear.