Monday, May 18, 2009

Remembering significance

This week I have chosen a blog theme of "Memorials". The Bible is full of reminders that serve as a memorial to important events, sacrifices or places. Last week I experienced one of the great ones as I looked into the western sky and spotted a rainbow. The Bible clearly points out the purpose of rainbows. God's promise that a flood will never again be used to destroy all life.

Genesis 9:13-16 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."

The concept of having something to serve as a memorial helps us to stay on task in life. The events and actions of our heritage have forged us into who we are today. Our actions and decisions today will impact future generations. The legacy we leave behind will either serve as positive or negative influence. As we go through this week, I intend to investigate what God chose to say about memorials and how they impact our lives.

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