Rain, rain go away, come again another day, children used to sing.
With the rain and floods we have had recently, people across the country, for whom I have heartfelt sympathy for, were certainly not wanting the return of rain.
A more modern version of the song includes the lines: Well, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights without stoppin’. Noah was glad when the water stopped droppin’.
God saw that the Earth was corrupt and full of violence. He put an end to all people with the exception of righteous Noah and his family so as to start afresh.
After the flood, he promised: “Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy Earth.”
He confirms this promise with a rainbow.
Soon, we will be remembering Good Friday when Jesus died for the sins of the world, and Easter Sunday when he rose from the dead.
In God’s calendar is the return of Jesus for all who, through the ages, have trusted him as their saviour.
His disciples had asked him when this would happen. Jesus replied that only God, his father, knew.
He referred to Noah and the flood, saying the people then knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away.
In the meantime, regarding his second coming, keep watch and be ready. His advice to them and us.
Next week’s Weekend Thought will be written
by Brian Stenner