As we come to the end of the school year, and our term of looking at the creation and stewardship of the earth, we are looking at God’s promise and how that is reflected in his creation.
When I got married I made certain promises to my husband, those promises were made in front of our friends, our family, and God. Those promises were then demonstrated through the giving of rings. Similarly when I was a brownie I made a promise, this was demonstrated through a uniform and a badge. The ring and the uniform stood as reminders of the promises I had made.
After the flood in the book of Genesis God promises that he will never do anything like that again, and then the rainbow appears. The rainbow is a reminder of God’s grace but also of Gods promise.
The Bible is full of promises, promises made by God and fulfilled in the resurrection of Jesus after his death on the cross. Martin Luther the sixteenth century theologian said “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime”. Martin Luther is encouraging us to see the beauty of God in all things around us. Not just just that God made things beautiful but that when we look around we should be reminded of the promise of God loving us so much and giving us eternal life.
Prayer: Dear God thank you for the promises that you made and fulfilled in the Bible so that we know that all the promises you make will be fulfilled. Help us to see the fulfilment of those promises in the world around us. Amen.
Challenge: how can you see the promise is the resurrection in nature?