West London Alliance Church

11/18/20 - Judith Gaunt

God's Promises

Each week, I send out lessons to our WLA kids that follow along with our Sunday morning curriculum.

In September, our toddlers and Grasshoppers (JK/SK) learned the story of Creation as we began studying in Genesis. We then studied Noah—I love the story of Noah and how he obeyed God to build a great big boat and when it was all finished, God brought every kind of animal onto the ark. I know this is a familiar story for you but stay with me 😊. After the rain stopped and dry land appeared, the boat came to a stop. Once Noah and his family came out of the ark, Noah thanked God and then…this is the best part…God put a rainbow in the sky as a reminder of His promise that He would never destroy the earth again with a flood. Rainbows are one of my most favourite things. It’s not just the absolute beauty of the rainbow, although that is part of it of course, but it is what it represents that makes it all the more beautiful. It represents God’s promises and that His promises are true! What a wonderful reminder He gives us, often when we need it most, when He sets a rainbow in the sky for us to see. God is trustworthy and His promises never fail.

This pandemic has brought many changes to our “normal” and for some it has been a very lonely time. With the threat of increased restrictions again before Christmas, it may perhaps bring about the dread of being even more alone in the days ahead.
In Hebrews 13:5b, God says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” That is a promise spoken by God himself and you can trust in His Word.
You may be physically alone, but you are truly never alone because He is with you always.

I have been reading through a daily devotional by Paul David Tripp called New Morning Mercies and on November 4th he writes: “If you’re God’s child, don’t ever tell yourself that you are alone—for you, alone is a redemptive impossibility.” I love that! And after having us read Ephesians 2:11-22, he writes, “We have gone from being hopeless and alone to being reconciled and inhabited by God and therefore never alone again! Don’t forget to remind yourself again today that as God’s child you simply cannot be alone, no matter what you feel.”

I am thankful for the rainbow and God’s reminder to us of His promises in His Word.
Here is a song we used to sing in Growzone called Rainbow. Yes, it is a kid’s song, by Hillsong, but have a listen—it just may brighten up your day… like a rainbow in the sky 😊 

Judith Gaunt
Judith and her husband Steve live just outside London with their four children, Andrew, Christine, Adam and Caleb. She has attended WLA for more than 20 years and has taught in the Children’s Ministry program for close to 15 of those them.

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On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Pauline Salisbury said:

What a beautiful day to start the day with a rainbow and children singing.

 

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