Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Why did God Put a Rainbow in the Sky?

Question: Why did God put a rainbow in the sky?

Answer: After the rains stopped, the flood waters went down, and Noah, his family,
and the animals left the ark, God promised that he would never again send
a flood to destroy the earth. Then God put a rainbow in the clouds as a sign
of this promise. Whenever we see a rainbow, it reminds us of the Flood, the
reason for it, and God's promise never to flood the earth again.

Key Verses: "I will never again send another flood to destroy the earth. And I seal
my promise with this sign. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is
a sign of my promise until the end of time, to you and to all the earth."
(Genesis 9:11-13).

Related Verses: Genesis 9:12-17

Related Questions: Did it ever rain before the Flood? Why did God give Noah a

Note to Parents: God gives us symbols and images to remind us of his love and
promises. The cross, for example, reminds us of Christ's death
for us. The empty tomb reminds us of his power over sin and death.
His throne in heaven reminds us of his authority.

~Amazing Questions Kids ask about the Bible- Veerman, Galvin, Wilhoit, Lucas, and
Osborne, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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