Rainbow of Promise over Hawaiian Church

“I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth.” Genesis 9:13

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 Photo by Jon of church in Hawaii

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11 thoughts on “Rainbow of Promise over Hawaiian Church

  1. What a glorious promise to go with the glorious photo on this gloriously new Daily Lily webpage. Many thanks to Chris M. and to Sara for their work in making this all possible.

    1. Thanks Debi…this photo was taken by Jon just recently as he travelled around Hawaii. Touched my heart. One never, ever knows where His Majestic Beauty will show.

  2. The the sign that God gave to mankind in the rainbow was a promise that He would never destroy the earth by floodwaters again. This has been written in the Holy Scriptures. The promise was fulfilled in the Cross of Jesus Christ where He died for our sins and that God will keep His people up to the very end when He will come and take us home.
    This little church with the rainbow enveloping the Cross has been memorialized by Jon as he captured it in its essence….a living Biblical lesson that we may feast our eyes upon it. What a sacred moment in time planned by the Divine Father in the eternity of eternities. for Jon to capture for such a time as this.
    Thank you Jon for a photo of this glorious scene for us to behold.

  3. I have been looking at this photo and thinking on the scripture and the word covenant which is a very serious binding agreement that requires the participation of both parties. That rainbow which appears to intersect or pierce that cross reminds me of the piercing Jesus went through on the Cross to secure this covenant with us and provide grounds for communion. Reminds me of these words He said from I Corinthians 11:24-26…”and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.…”

  4. From the upper room devotionals Yesterday we were asked to pray for; “Prayer Focus: PHOTOGRAPHERS”

    Robert Abel, gave this description; “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16 (NIV) …Today’s Devotional…”One of my favorite photographs captures Mt. Rainier’s majestic snow-capped peak, reflected clearly in the still blue waters of a nearby lake. Looking at the photo reminds me that I am called to be a reflection of Christ as I go about my daily routine. My words, my deeds, everything about me can be an example of Christ to those around me.

    I often wonder whether my actions reflect Jesus’ love as clearly as the calm water reflects Mt. Rainier. I doubt it! But neither is the image of Mt. Rainier perfectly reflected on the water in the photo. I am not a perfect reflection of Christ, but I find comfort in the knowledge that God doesn’t expect me to be perfect but only to be as faithful as I can be. Even with our imperfections, God calls us to be faithful reflections of God’s love. Who will see Christ through us today?”

    Before reading this on New Years Eve I had been in touch with the Holy Spirit on photos and their stories to me. As some of you know my Christmas Cards had been this church in Maui, Hawaii that was taken by Jon just a few weeks before. I just could not get this image of God’s Rainbow running through the cross at the very moment Jon drove by on a road that seemly was a pass thru with not much to think on except getting to the next big city.

    This leads me to many things as you can well imagine from the image, timing, promises of God. I am so thrilled that Franklin Graham and prayer for the state of Hawaii starts early in 2016, 2/24. I want to be in on this as a partner with them.

    I want to do as devotional writer asked, pray for photographers. That includes Emily as a wedding photographer. And, Jon as a hobbyist.

    I am so excited to keep my eyes attuned to what the Spirit is saying to me in 2016. Surely, I don’t want to be told by God, “seeing, you did not see…” Matthew 13:13 And, Matthew further instructs, hearing you did not hear and neither did you understand.”

    My prayer for 2016, help me to see, hear and understand. May each of you have a WOW year!

  5. Thank you, Sara, for sharing this devotional on photos and for the connects and prayers to it that we can join in with.

    I always appreciated and still review and reflect on the many wonderful photos by Jon, Chris and yourself that were a part of your many books/workbooks, Sara. Always a favorite, is one of your garden on the cover of “Dressing for His Glory” along with your quote regarding the photo that warrants meditation and reflection in itself: “It (the garden photo)reflects the aspiration of this composition of light coming into your soul to illuminate, inspire and nourish your spirit as you cultivate your relationship with God.”

  6. “Robert Abel, gave this description; “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16 (NIV) ”
    As I studied my Sunday school bulletin lesson this am for this week, it was about God’s expectations of us from Matthew 5:1-16 and included the above scripture. One comment from the bulletin was “True believers reflect from within them the Lord Jesus who is the Light of the world.”

    1. After a conversation with Sara today regarding what I wrote above “One comment from the bulletin was “True believers reflect from within them the Lord Jesus who is the Light of the world.”, I realized I need to clarify that the bulletin explained that being a Light is exhibiting the characteristics identified by Jesus in the Beatitudes found in Matt 5:1-16 which involves our actions, words and deeds.

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