God had willed a creation ordered around stewardship and Sabbath rest, but creation resisted its creator and betrayed God’s purposes. God is seriously grieved by the creation. The evil heart of humankind troubles the heart of God.
Creator God, whenever I see a rainbow, remind me that in this world of uncertainty, one thing I can be sure of is your promise to love and forgive me. Like Noah and his family in the ark, keep me safe and hold me close to you. Amen.
-Talk about favorite rain experiences (splashing in puddles, playing with worms, kayaking or boating, running in warm summer rain, swimming). Remember that God waters the earth to care for us and for creation.
KNOW the story of Noah and the ark.
GROW in faith by seeing that God’s rainbow promise is for you.
SHOW your love and trust in God by finding ways to follow God.