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Making Promises

The Rainbow

Memory Verse


 Do you see this string on my finger? This is called a reminder. The string is to remind me of a promise I made: I said I would do something, and the string is to remind me of what I am supposed to do.

Nature Notes

Do you think God needs to wear a string on His finger to remember what He has promised to do? No, I don’t think so.

He did make us a promise, though. After the great flood, He promised Noah that He would never again send a flood upon the earth. And to help us remember that promise, He put a rainbow in the sky.

Have you ever seen a rainbow after a rain storm? In our family we used to see a rainbow every afternoon when the sun would shine through the glass of our back door. I have a picture of one of those rainbows on Lucy’s face. Can you see all the colors?

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

Isn’t the rainbow beautiful? Can you remember God’s rainbow promise? Let’s say His promise together: “I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth” (Genesis 9:13).

What a wonderful God to give us the rainbow. It’s such a beautiful reminder of His promise to never flood the earth again with water.

Do you think God needs the rainbow to remind Him of His promise? No, it’s a reminder for us!

Spiritual Connection

God has made us another promise in the Bible.

He has promised to come back to our world and take us to Heaven. In Heaven, we will live with Him – forever. We will drink from the river of life and eat from the tree of life (Revelation 22:1,2). AND, we will get to see the rainbow that sits above the throne of God (Revelation 4:3)

Won’t that be wonderful? Fresh, cool water. Sweet, ripe fruit. And a beautiful rainbow to explore. All before God’s throne.

Oh, we have so much to look forward to in Heaven! I’m glad Jesus has promised to take us there. I want to be ready to go to Heaven when Jesus comes, don’t you?

Perhaps, we can make a promise to God that we will obey Him in every way so that we can be ready to go to Heaven when He comes? And every time you see a rainbow, it can be a reminder to you that you have promised to obey God in every way.

Let’s kneel down and make that promise to God right now.



 © Christine Gillan Byrne, 2012. Young Child Ministries, P.O. Box 27, Ojai, CA 93024 (805) 490-6055. Used with permission.

Photos & Prints

Genesis 9 account of God’s rainbow promise



Do you think the rainbow will help you remember to obey God in every way?

I know where we can find a rainbow today. Do you like to blow bubbles? Have you ever seen a rainbow in the bubbles? Let’s go see if we can find rainbows on some bubbles!