Bible Reading: Genesis 8:1-22
Memory Verse: “O Lord, you are a refuge from the storm.” Isaiah 25:4
When was the last time you saw a real rainbow? They need just the right weather, so seeing one is kind of special. The rainbow is a reminder of God’s promise.
Noah and his family and all the animals had lived in the ark for 40 days and nights of rain. The ark landed on Mount Ararat.
Noah couldn’t get out of the ark yet. He released some birds to test the water level. What do you think Noah did when he finally got off that big boat? Did he kiss the ground? Did he tell his family, “See, I told you this would happen?”
Noah built an altar and make a sacrifice to God. He worshiped God for saving them. After this horrible storm, He wanted to thank God for keeping him from danger and his family.
God sent a rainbow as a promise that he would never again destroy the earth with a flood. It was a sign to Noah, and a sign to us. Every time you see a rainbow, it’s a reminder that sin is worthy of death, but God chose to be merciful.
We will all go through storms in life. Maybe not as big as a flood, but it can be terrible. After that storm is over, let’s take a lesson from Noah. Let’s worship our God.
How about you?
When was there a storm in your life that God helped you through?
Can you name three ways to give thanks to God?
Prayer: Thank you Lord for your great kindness and mercy. Thank you for the storms that you have brought us through so far. In Jesus name, Amen.