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Thank God For The Rainbow

Just a little forewarning that I may very well repeat something I’ve said before in this post. Not that I’m trying to, just that I might.

I don’t watch television. We have cable, but just the most basic package we could get that would allow for internet as well. I always call it “the internet bill” because that’s literally all we get out of it, and I’m fine with that. I had to go through all the eye rolling and sighing when we moved here and my son started talking about wanting cable. Great, I thought, 200 channels of sports we don’t watch, digital music and all the television we don’t watch either! No one in our family cares for it at all, to be honest. We have Netflix, so we basically watch what we want to, when we want to. The kids each have a Wii and television so they can so watch it through that, or play online or whatever.

But I guess I’m pretty lucky when it comes to my children and television. My son is a musician, so he hardly ever turns it on except for a couple hours at night. Other than that, he’s practicing guitar, drums or bass, at least 6 hours a day, sometimes more. Yes, he’s serious 🙂  And my daughter is an artist and writer, so that’s what she spends her time on after school. I wound up having to get her something like an engineer’s table last year, with the tilted top and all, and she really enjoys that. It’s incredibly roomy!

Anyways, I was saying that I don’t watch television. Still, somehow, the media news usually seeps through after a week or so. I’ve just heard the latest round about police shootings, riots, looting, violence towards people because of which side they believe in, religious intolerance, deplorable people and on and on and on and on and on…

Frankly, I’m just wondering when they’re going to set up and equip a lion’s den and a Colosseum!

Seriously though…

What are we doing? I realize we all have our own belief set and all that, but after hearing some of the things that are going on lately, I’m just sure this has to be the last days we’re living in! Every time I hear a news story, I can only think about how it must grieve God’s heart. We should be thankful that He said He would never destroy the earth again because of the wickedness of man, because I’m pretty sure the world we’re living in today is much worse than before the flood, or even Sodom and Gomorrah.

Genesis 6:5-7 … And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord…

And so a remnant was saved. Snap forward all these thousands of years, and we find ourselves back at square one, but THANK GOD for His mercy!

I always pray for peace, I pray for the people involved in these sorts of things, and it’s always in my mind when I speak to God. Pastors need strength as well, so don’t forget to pray for them as they try to shepherd their flocks through a world like this. Pray for parents who try to teach their children right from wrong when the whole world, and many of the authority figures in it, steer them away from God, whether they realize it or not. It’s not an easy job to try to remain right with God, not in this world, not with the standards that are being set, not when people are saying, much like Job’s friends said to him, to forsake God and enjoy life. As if to walk with God means that we cannot.

But I digress…

I sure am thankful for that rainbow, though.

Genesis 9:14-16 … 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.



I have already walked a long and winding road, sometimes choosing the road less traveled, and sometimes choosing the wrong road altogether. Still, one fact remains... were it not for God, I would not have made it this far, if at all. I'm so thankful we serve a God of mercy and grace! Aren't you? I am a freelance writer, blogger, author, and copywriter. My love for writing has been with me my entire life and using it to magnify Jesus and His Kingdom is a dream come true!

8 thoughts on “Thank God For The Rainbow

  1. We don’t have television, either. I use the one in our furnished, rented apartment as a computer monitor via HDMI cable my brother recently bought me. So watching Christian movies and good DVD’s from the library is the closest we get to TV.

    Broadband here is very expensive, I have posted on #DataMustFall before.

    Like your family, we use our gifts instead. Time is running out.

    Same as the USA, we have riots yet again. I have seen it since my early childhood, over a lifetime spanning six decades. I grew up with communist revolt disguised as communist revolt. Now, as communism = atheism, I also have the wealth of discernment to realise what is going on in the USA. Interestingly, it coincides with racial tensions all over the West, most notably UK & Europe, as predicted by a simple herdsman in South Africa a century ago. Unlike most, he was a true prophet, living poorly and with more enemies than friends. He said these things will happen when the ice melts and he lived in a rather arid place. Climate change was unheard of, back then.

    Read my various posts on Nelson Mandela, the Truth About South Africa if you want to understand what is happening in the USA.

    The rainbow guarantees there won’t be a global flood of that magnitude again. Instead, fire was promised in Revelation 16. Tree Taliban, Green Peace, you are wasting your politically motivated, hidden agenda breaths.

    Oh, South African fighter pilots are now being trained in Russia, it was on the news recently. Russia? South Africa once had the world’s best fighter pilots needing no training elsewhere. Especially not in a Putin-dominated “former communist” Russia.

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    1. Wow…half a world away and so many of the same things. That is so interesting. Who was the South African predictor from a century ago? I was just doing some reading last night by John G. Lake, who spent time in Africa, though I can’t remember a specific locality. I will read on those things you mentioned, though I believe I’ve read through them before. Although in light of things at this point, I may see something I didn’t see before. Thank you for being so open to discussion with the similarities. I do love discussion 🙂

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      1. Communism uses the same methods everywhere as it has worked ever since the French Revolution. The Satanists know how to get their way while we supposed Christians are comatose in general. Easy to divide us by setting up black vs white by using white radicals to invoke the anger of blacks who get told they are losing out. Making sure one is dissatisfied with the other. Here is a link

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