Chapter 9 – The Covenant and the Rainbow
In the quiet aftermath of the flood’s embrace,
Noah and his kin beheld a changed world’s face.
Upon the sacred ground of Ararat’s might,
They glimpsed a realm reborn in purest light.
The Lord, in solemnity, spoke once more,
To Noah and his sons, as Earth they explored.
A covenant, a sacred bond decreed,
A promise to nourish, and all living souls to heed.
“Behold the rainbow,” God’s radiant sign,
A symbol of this vow, for all of time.
In every storm, in skies both near and far,
The rainbow gleams, God’s promise, like a star.
God’s grace extended, a newfound lease,
To fill the Earth, to multiply in peace.
The creatures of the land, the fish that roam,
A harmony on Earth, a heavenly home.
But one command, a solemn truth to bear,
The sanctity of life, for all to share.
“Whoever sheds the blood of man shall fall,”
A law to safeguard life, in hearts held tall.
The offspring of Noah, three sons in line,
In distant lands, their destinies entwine.
Through Shem, Ham, and Japheth, nations would unfold,
A vibrant tapestry of stories, yet untold.
From this renewed world, they ventured forth,
Their paths diverging, the South, the North.
A boundless journey, as history began,
A tale of humanity, the heart of man.
The covenant and the rainbow, ever bright,
A testament to grace, in morning’s light.
In storms and trials, and days both bleak and fair,
God’s promise shines, a symbol in the air.