I am still thinking about my New Years resolutions and when things get tough, I always wonder why I bother making them. According to Kathy, I can get grumpy. As I read Genesis 9 I realized that it’s the story of God’s resolution. It Records the Covenant God made with man after the horrific flood which destroyed all life upon the earth. He promised that he would never again destroy all life by a flood. The sign of this promise would be the rainbow which regularly appears in the sky after storms. Rainbows always make us smile! When God thinks of His resolutions, I don’t think he gets grumpy, do you?

I couldn’t help but think of the hundreds of thousands of people in Indonesia who lost their lives in the Tsunami (flood?) some time back. I heard that just before the Tsunami hit the oceans receded hundreds of feet leaving fish and shell fish, clams, etc on dry land. Many residents didn’t realize that the huge recession of the waters from the beaches was an ominous sign of something brewing out to sea. They excitedly collected all the seafood they could carry. Many were still gathering it when the wave struck!

Not being in Management, I don’t know why God allowed such a catastrophe. We can but entrust into his hands those who lost their lives. For the rest let’s pray that they, Like Noah and his sons, will indeed see God’s rainbow in some astounding way.

And for us, Jesus told us that there would be a judgment day that would come like it did in the days of Noah. I hope I’m not found picking up fish, clams and shellfish when it comes.