Genesis 8:20-9:20 If you had been in the ark with Noah, what would be the first thing you did when you got off? Would you roll in the grass, smell the flowers or just twirl around in circles? Noah may have done some of these things, but the first thing the Bible tells us he did is make an offering of thanks. This greatly pleased God and because of this action, God made a promise to never destroy the Earth by flood again. He also promised that as long as the Earth remained there will be seasons of planting and harvest. He even gave us a sign to remind us of this promise: the rainbow! This sign is to remind us (and according to Genesis 9:15, God) of this very special promise. Every time there is a rainbow, it is like God repeating His promise to us.
So what should we learn from Noah? Remember to say thank you! Hopefully those are 2 words you say many times a day when someone does something for you. But be sure to take a few moments and thank the King of Kings for the many things he does for you. And the next time you see a rainbow, maybe you will also take a moment to thank God for something, even just a beautiful sight!
Activity: Make a rainbow to remind your family of God's promises. You can paint it, color it or be creative and come up with something unexpected!