"And God said, 'This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come."--Genesis 9.12
Unfortunately, we've all had the experience of a broken promise. For most of us, that broken promise is something minor like, "I'll be there at 3pm" and they don't show up. For some of us, the broken promise is something major, severing relationships and causing scars that last throughout our lives.
The good news about God is that God never breaks his promises! A reminder of that is in the story of Noah. Before the terrible flood that covered the earth, God made a covenant (a sacred promise) with Noah: "I will save you and your family." After the flood, God made another covenant with Noah: "Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth." This was a forerunner of The Covenant that God would make with us through Jesus Christ, promising that, if we trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior, we will not be destroyed but instead, would have eternal life.
That promise is for you and me! Remember God's promise today, a promise that will never be broken. And walk in that newness of life!