“As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.”
The prophet Ezekiel knew the Lord was in the rainbow. He remembered the promise God had made and symbolized by the bow in the cloud. The rainbow in Ezekiel’s vision was around a throne. Upon that throne sat a Man, the Man Christ Jesus. This passage is reminiscent to Revelation 4, where we see another glimpse of Christ’s throne, and a description of the worthiness of the One Who occupies the throne.
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
After a summer rain, sometimes the majesty of a beautiful rainbow fills the sky opposite the sun. The peacefulness from the calm of the storm eases the havoc that the storm caused. Isn't that just like our lives as Christians? After the Lord speaks “Peace, be still” to our storm He sometimes sends us a rainbow of provision to remind us that He is in control, and He is working things for our good.
Oftentimes when we are focused on the storms of our lives we forget that God already sees the rainbow that awaits us once the storm is over. He sees the end from the beginning. He sees the rainbow when we only clouds.
The same One that Ezekiel saw is the Lord you serve today. The same One Who sits on the throne of heaven Who is worthy to receive glory and honour and power, is the One Who is waiting to hear your cry today. He is “the same, yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
God knows what rainbow you need in your life. Seek Him today.
If perhaps you are in the middle of a storm right now with no rainbow in sight, believe that a rainbow is coming, and thank the Lord for it before it arrives. He knows what is between you and the rainbow. Trust Him to carry you through.
God sees the storm from the other side
He knows the lessons learned
And just beyond the clouds He sees clear skies
He speaks peace to the raging storm
When peace cannot be found
He already sees the rainbow when we see only clouds
“He Already Sees” – The Collingsworth Family
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