José was a young child who desperately wanted to attend a ChildHope school. His mom wasn’t supportive of José going to school and as registration for the new school year concluded, Jose came up to a ChildHope missionary and said he wanted to attend school. The missionary said he would need the permission of his parents, which José could not provide. It was a disappointing conversation, but José was determined and finally said, “Please let me come to this school. I just don’t want to grow up and be stupid!”
Today’s passage focuses on the promise of God to Noah. That promise was really the promise of God to all human beings. We have been made in His image and He is committed to a redeeming relationship between Himself and His creation. We are precious in His sight. ChildHope made a way for José to attend that school. He hasn’t grown up to be stupid, but more importantly José has been taught He is precious in God’s sight. There is a way through Jesus Christ, that José not only could learn, but He could be redeemed.
Vice President, ChildHope
Prayer: Lord, never let us forget we are precious in your sight!
8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9 “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. 11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”17 God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
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