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Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday Morning Devo - The Edge of the Storm, Part 1


And I will establish My covenant with you: Neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth." And God said, "This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud." Genesis 9:11-14, NKJV

A few years back, I was flying into Sacramento at the end of a storm. As the plane circled the city at a nearly perpendicular angle, I looked out my window to see a full rainbow, 360 degrees. I wished for my camera, but I had packed it in my suitcase.

Being in a landing plane during a storm can be a little worrisome, but it was like God was promising the end of the storm. There have been other times when a rainbow reminded me that a storm wouldn't last forever, but that time was perhaps the most outstanding in my memory.

Storms of life don't last forever either. No person--not even a Christian--lives forever on this earth, and it's a storm of one sort or another that carries them into the arms of God. A storm for those of us waiting behind--but a rainbow for them.

Needless to say, our plane landed safely with hardly a jiggle. And I don't have any doubt that when my final flight lands, it will also be without a jiggle. You see, I know the pilot personally.

Father God, I'm so glad You are my Pilot. I know You are capable of seeing me through any storm. Remind me to watch for Your rainbow when the clouds seem darkest. Thank You, Lord.