God's promises are kept

I was living in a house in San Diego during a period of heavy rains. On the news, dangerous floods were encompassing the Los Angeles area, and this storm was expected to head south toward San Diego.

That day a plumber who had come to the house asked if I was afraid of mudslides. He seemed concerned, as the house was on the edge of a canyon. I responded that I hadn't given it much thought. Later on, in the middle of the night, I was wakened by the sounds of howling winds beating against the house. I was gripped with such fear of the destructive force of the storm.

Turning to God for comfort and protection, I opened the Bible to the account of Noah and the ark. In one section, where the Lord is speaking to Noah, I read, "And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow 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; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh" (Gen. 9:14, 15). I thought about God's covenant with Noah as being available to us all now. Unlike human promises, divine covenants don't exactly expire!

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Seeing and hearing
July 31, 1995

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