God said, "I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come....When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth." - Genesis 9:12, 16 I have set a sign of my commitment to you in the sky.  When you see a rainbow painted in its many colors, let it remind you of my mercy toward my own. But you must know that the rainbow is not primarily a sign for you but for me.  It reminds me of how I have bound myself to you.  You will do well to remember my covenant and embrace it from the heart.  However, your safety does not hang on your ability to remember but on mine.  Your salvation is secured by divine power.  Your looking to Jesus will bring you joy and peace, but it is my looking to Jesus that secures your salvation.