Fresh green buds sprout everywhere
Rays of sunshine fill the air
New flower beds pop up
Here and there
No matter that the earth recoils
From warfare and disaster
Sun shines and rain falls
On thirsty land
We have God’s promise made to Noah
And to each generation after
While earth remains
Seed time and harvest
By Carol Ann Hoel © March 22, 2011
Genesis 8:22 – The Bible – While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Genesis 9:12-17 – The Bible – And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.