God’s Promise to Creation

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Learning for Life: Resumes in September 
Worship Service: 10:00 am (during summer)

Bulletin: July 15, 2018

NewsletterSummer 2018

Scriptures: Genesis 8 and 9Psalm 89Romans 8:18-23


Rev. Joel Russell-MacLean

One day my daughter asked me, “What is a rainbow?”

And then, just a few days later, she called me excitedly during an evening shower. Thousands of tiny falling windows and mirrors were bending, splitting and reflecting the sun’s light back to our eyes in an arc of vibrant colours. Her straightforward delight in the rainbow got into my heart as well. The rainbow means science and beauty.

After over a year of drought here, during the past month we’ve been blessed with several rainbows over our city. On a very practical level, the rainbow means we’ve had rain but the storms have passed.

When you look at the rainbow, what else do you think of?

God said , “When I will see the rainbow, I will remember my everlasting covenant between you and me and every living creature on the earth.”

Does the rainbow remind you of God’s love for creation? God’s promise to all living things?

Does the rainbow remind you of God’s love for you?

When God’s rainbow appears over our city, God sees it and remembers the promise made to creation – a promise with a cost.

We understand God’s promise and its cost by looking at Jesus on the cross.