Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Advent Meditations - Tuesday 4 Dec 12

Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by
the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
- Genesis 9:8-17


What a mighty promise God makes with us here! The Covenant of the Rainbow has always spoken to my family. When my dad had a horrible auto accident on Easter Sunday 1978, the medical team who received him at the hospital told my mom that dad would not likely survive the day. Dad turned 71 this past May. Miracles, large and small, happen every day. When my dad awoke from a months-long coma, we adopted the rainbow and the phrase "We Believe in Miracles" as our family crest.

Christ renewed and enlargened this Covenant...not only "never again shall all flesh be cut off" from God and Life...but our Souls are saved by the Paschal Sacrifice!! Hallelujah!