"I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be a token
or sign of a covenant or solemn pledge between
Me and the earth."
It's been very wet and soggy for many areas of the East Coast of the
United States this week. We're getting plenty of rain, Rain, and more RAIN!
The one consolation is that I do not need to worry about
watering my newly planted flowers! However, I do pray that God
might re-direct the rain pouring down on the roof this morning
to the more drought-stricken areas of our country.
It is often on dreary, overcast days like this one when
I am reminded that just beyond the storm clouds
there is perhaps a rainbow somewhere, arching over a clearing blue sky,
the token of an ancient covenant of God, and a beautiful reminder of
His sovereignty over all the earth.
A rainbow in the sky over Meteora, Greece
Be not weary or cast down,
When the heavens seem to frown,
There's a rainbow on the cloud for you!
'Tis an arch of promise bright,
Earnest of unfading light
Pouring from a sky of radiant blue
There's a rainbow on the cloud for you
There's a promise that is sure and true;
Yes, the storm will pass away;
There will dawn a brighter day-
There's a rainbow on the cloud for you.
He whose word rebuked the storm
Now is able to perform
Every word He whispers to your heart;
Wholly lean upon Him, then,
For the sun will shine again,
And the shadows evermore depart.
There's a rainbow on the cloud!
Tho' your soul is sorrow-bowed,
Lift your voice to praise the Lord today;
There's a rainbow 'round the throne;
In its glory we will own
That He led us in His perfect way.
"A Rainbow On The Cloud"
Words by Eliza E. Hewitt
Music by Charles H. Gabriel