Rainbow in the Cloud

God’s promise was for all the generations to come. God promised there would never again be a flood to destroy the earth. This covenant of grace shows God’s commitment to redeem His creation and gives a sign for all to see. Here’s a window for us to look into His heart. He doesn’t wish to destroy what He’s created. He wants to redeem, restore and sustain all that He’s made.

In Revelation 4:3 we read that there is a rainbow around the Lord’s throne in heaven. You can only see a rainbow where there’s light and 1 John 1:5 says ‘God is light’. The rainbow has the whole spectrum of colour and displays the beauty of our God. It has seven main colours and the number seven speaks of perfection, so it’s a truly wonderful sign for the whole world to see.

The rainbow should remind us to be thankful to the One who gives the rain and the sun to sustain life.

The Lord personally provides for every need of His children. In 1 Peter 4:10 we learn we are to minister the gift we’ve received as good stewards of the ‘manifold’ grace of God. One meaning of the word ‘manifold’ is ‘many coloured’. I was meditating on the grace of God being made up of many colours. I think there must be a particular kind of grace which is especially designed for each kind of trial that we go through.

God is a covenant keeping God and when He promises to help us, He doesn’t change His mind, but is utterly dependable. We can trust Him completely.

Prayer: (from George Matheson’s hymn).

O Joy that seekest me through pain,

I cannot close my heart to Thee:

I trace the rainbow through the rain,

And feel the promise is not vain,

That morn shall tearless be.

Thank you, Lord, for your faithful promises! Amen.


Rss feed


The rainbow shall be in the cloud and I shall look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.
Genesis 9:16, NKJ


Ellel 365 - Online Training School

Shepherd Love - Book by Pam Smith

Supporting Ellel Ministries by making a donation at


Please feel free to use this devotional to send on to your friends or share with your church fellowship. Provided full acknowledgement is made to Seeds of the Kingdom as the source, you are also welcome to use it in a non-commercial way and reproduce it in magazines or other Christian websites. The copyright for any commercial use of the material remains with Ellel Ministries International.
Today's Writer

Pam Smith has a background in art and nursing, has a son and two daughters and six grandchildren. She has been a friend and helper of Ellel Ministries since l992, and has been involved with Healing Through Creativity Courses. As writer of the Shepherd Love Series, she has a passion for the comfort and encouragement that leads people towards enjoying abundant Life in Jesus.

Pam Smith

This website is owned and operated by Ellel Ministries International. Registered in the United Kingdom as The Christian Trust under charity number 1041237 and company number 02883771. Registered in Scotland under charity number SCO 38860. Registered office Ellel Grange, Bay Horse, Lancaster, LA2 0HN, United Kingdom.