There was a rainbow this morning as I was eating my breakfast, and I was reminded of God’s promise not to destroy the earth again. The shape of a bow with an imagined arrow pointing AWAY from the earth! How fitting. Then came to mind the words of an old song, “God said a fire not a flood next time”, and I saw how misguided those words were, based upon a faulty literalistic interpretation of some verses in 2 Peter and Revelation, where God’s judgments by fire will clean the world of evil rather than burning up His creation.
But today is Good Friday, and the Christian world remembers the death of Jesus at Calvary in AD 33. Once again the rainbow came to mind. Because of His sacrificial death the arrow of judgment is pointed AWAY from us all. Whereas in Adam we were all subject to death, in the Person of Christ we shall all live again. (1 Cor.15:22)
I send my greetings to all in respect of this wonderful truth, and look forward to Resurrection, which we shall celebrate in two days’ time. It does not yet appear what we shall be like in resurrection, but one thing is certain, when we see Him we shall be transformed into His likeness. Blessed hope and expectation. May God be praised. (I John 3:2)
May God’s blessings be with you all, Arthur.