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May 12, 2020 14:00pm
God doesn’t forget us
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Several times a day I absentmindedly fiddle with my wedding ring. I twist it around on my finger, pull it off, turn it around and put it back on. 

It’s a comfort to know it’s there. I look at it and I’m reminded of my husband’s love for me. Not because of how much money he spent on it, but because of what the ring symbolizes. 

It’s a beautiful reminder of his love.

In Genesis chapter eight, we can see two reminders of God’s love for us as well.

“When the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, he said to himself, ‘I will never again curse the ground because of human beings, even though the inclination of the human heart is evil from youth onward. And I will never again strike down every living thing as I have done. As long as the earth endures, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease.’” (Genesis 8:21-22).

The seasons we have – winter, spring, summer and fall, are reminders of God’s promise to never destroy the earth or mankind again until judgement day. No matter how much evil may abound, God promises His love. 

The moon, the sun and even the tractors in the field at harvest are all reminders that God cares for us.

Yet again, in chapter nine, God gives us another reminder of His love and grace for humanity.

“Then God said to Noah and his sons with him, ‘Understand that I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you—birds, livestock, and all wildlife of the earth that are with you—all the animals of the earth that came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you that never again will every creature be wiped out by floodwaters; there will never again be a flood to destroy the earth.’ And God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all future generations: I have placed my bow in the clouds, and it will be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all the living creatures: water will never again become a flood to destroy every creature. The bow will be in the clouds, and I will look at it and remember the permanent covenant between God and all the living creatures on earth.’” (Genesis 9:8-16).

The beautiful rainbow is a symbol of God’s love for us. 

Rainbows are gorgeous – colors array in a majestic fashion as light hits droplets of water. 

Every time I see a rainbow, I’m in awe. I think of how amazing God is and of His wonderful promises for our lives. 

Can you imagine a more beautiful symbol of love, grace and devotion?

There is only one other symbol that displays such a reminder for us. One that reminds us of our God, our King, our Heavenly Father and the love Jesus poured out for us when He willingly gave His life for us.

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree; so that, having died to sins, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)

The cross. 

It is a reminder of God’s love, grace and devotion. A horrible death awaited our Savior, but Jesus did it anyway. The cross is recognized around the globe as a Christian symbol. But to those who know the gospel as true, it is a symbol of the power of God!

Today, be reminded of God’s love for you. 

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