God’s Promise

 I had so much fun writing the poem about Saul I decided to write another one about Noah and the flood. I wanted to tell people what the rainbow means to me. A special thanks to my good friend, Sarah March. She was my extra pair of eyes as I wrote the poem. Your input was very valuable. Also, a special thanks to my brother-in-law, Cody Jensen. He gave me great direction in searching through the scriptures. I really enjoyed our conversation last week. Writing this definitely caused me to dig into God’s word more! The last couple weeks have been quite a journey! If you want to read the story of Noah in the Bible, it starts in Genesis chapter six, and ends with chapter nine, where the Lord talks about the rainbow, which is the emphasis in this poem. If you haven’t read the Bible, Genesis is the very first book. All scripture quotations are taken from the NIV. (New international Version). Genesis 9:12-15. Enjoy! 

I colored this picture last year at Joni and Friends Family Retreat when the  theme was, “Hope Overflowing.” As you read this, I pray your heart will overflow with the hope and peace of God’s Goodness.
 ““May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13
God was grieved by man’s sinful heart
So many people went their own way
Noah and his family were the few to obey
So God told Noah to build an ark
Soon a big flood would destroy the earth
There would be nothing left
Nothing left of worth
It wouldn’t be long
Before God’s creation was gone
But Noah and his family would be safe and sound
For following God’s ways they would not drown
Noah built the ark and brought in the animals two by two
The Lord shut the door and the flood began
For 40 days and 40 nights the rain came tumbling down
The Lord began to flood the ground
While those in the ark were safe and sound
Noah sent out a raven to find dry land
But he came back he found no safe haven
Noah sent out a dove
He found a green leaf
Everyone breathed a sigh of relief
The storm was through!
The earth made new!
A rainbow appeared in the clouds
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: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between
me and the earth. 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.”
The rainbow is more than a pretty little charm
It’s God’s Promise to keep us safe from harm
A beautiful reminder He loves the human race!
Thank You Lord for your Amazing Grace!