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: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” – Genesis 9:12-13
I’m grateful for the promise, Holy One,
to never raise a flood to sweep all life from Earth.
I cannot quite forget, however,
that you did not say we could not do this thing ourselves.
As tides rise higher around my island,
testimony to the human hubris that grieves you,
I am grateful for the sign
that you, at least, keep faith.
A poem/prayer based on Genesis 9:8-17, the Revised Common Lectionary First Reading for Year B, First Sunday in Lent. And, er, it’s written late.
Photo by Eric Anderson.