"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,I saw a picture online recently of a cross and a rainbow. At first glance, it almost seems strange to see them together in the same picture.
but that the world might be saved through him." - Jn 3:17
The rainbow reminds us of God's promise that He would never send a flood to destroy the earth again.
The cross reminds us of pain and suffering.
But the cross is also a reminder of another promise from God, one that we read in John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."
God, thank you for your love, a love so great and so eternal that we will never reach the end of it. Help us to know your love and to trust in your mercy. Amen.