Do you know anyone that is absent-minded? Forgetfulness is something that we have to deal with in this world. God, however, always has us on His mind. Psalm 139:17-18 reads, “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: When I shall awake, I am still with thee.”
Read Genesis 8:1-9:17
Our Passage says that God remembered Noah in the Ark. Sometimes we can feel like God forgets about us and where He led us. Israel thought the same thing in Isaiah 49:14, “But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my LORD hath forgotten me.” God replied, however, “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I graven thee upon the palms of my hands, thy walls are continually before me” (vs. 15-16). The Hebrew writer reminds us, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” God would not leave Noah in the Ark. He won’t leave you in your situation either.
God gave Noah, his family, and the rest of creation a token to help them remember God’s promise to not destroy the world through a global flood. God certainly does not need anything to help Him remember. However, we need constant reminders. Also, sometimes we need to be reminded that God remembers. In the case of Noah, the Lord put a rainbow in the sky to tell them and us that He won’t forget.