Gift: Fear of the Lord (Wonder and Awe) – With the gift of wonder and awe (fear of the lord), we are aware of the glory and majesty of God. A person with wonder and awe knows that God is the perfection of all we desire: perfect knowledge, perfect goodness, perfect power, and perfect love.
Reading: I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. (Genesis 9:13)
Observation: I decided to not tackle any tough parts of the readings today. Instead, I chose to focus on a way that we have to keep God at the forefront of our mind. Of course, it is necessary that we remember this story and not the other stories that do not involve God. This verse is a great reminder of the fact that God is in control of everything. It is not just that he is not going to flood the earth again, but that he has put things like rainbows in the midst of a cloudy day to remind us that he is good.
Application: Peace As for me, I will work today to use the creation that God created all around me as a reminder to display the fruit of peace in my life. It will be my hope, with the help of the grace of God, that I can display the real peace that means completeness. It is also my hope that I could show this peace to everyone that I meet to be a sign to everyone that we are only complete in our communion with each other and God.
Prayer: Lord, help me to be the man who you created me to be. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy Spirit. Amen.