After the great flood, this was the covenant between God and Noah. But it is also a covenant between all of mankind for generations to come. It goes on to say in verse 16, “Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” So the next time you notice a rainbow in the sky, stop and reflect upon what you’re seeing and what it actually stands for…a promise from God that’s eternal, everlasting, and forever.
So here we have this very old couple…the husband is 99 and his wife is 90. At that age, it’s virtually impossible physically for that couple to conceive a child together. Yet here in this Scripture the Lord is promising them children…and all He asks of them is to trust and obey. Many think at a certain age they can “retire” from doing God’s work…but God’s saying, “No way!” There is no retirement age in God’s Kingdom…and there’s no impossibility that God can’t overcome…and all He asks of us, is to trust and obey.