My Winter Rainbow

As my pen flows with the ink of

Wintery Blues

It finally dries up, exhausted.

 

But then, she’s there:

The Silver Lining;

Darkness, then Light,

 

My Winter Rainbow!

Hope now floods parchment.

Sun peeks through bleakness.

 

I run outside to soak in its presence;

Vibrant colors outshine

sunlit trees which dance, delighted.

 

She’s powerful and bold

No fear of the cold,

She invites her double.

 

She sings, Don’t worship me;

I’m God’s Great Promise!

My Creator made me beautiful.

 

I am a colorful covenant,

The World shall not flood

Ever again in its entirety.

 

I know this, because

God said it’s so.

But I’m more; a reminder:

 

That God keeps every promise

For you, for me

And Jesus sets us free!

 

Because covenants are

Both old and new,

Yet all these promises remain true:

 

Unbroken, unchanged, unfailing.

Old leads to new

Over the years, season to season

 

My Winter Rainbow brings hope,

Because God’s Love, His Son,

Is also for everyone.

 

© 2018 Angela Royse Pelleman

“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 generations to come: 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’ ” (Gen. 9: 12-16).

“For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance–now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant” (Heb. 9:15 NIV).

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