genesis 8:21 -22: the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma (from Noah's burnt offering sacrifice) &said in his heart: "never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. &never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. as long as the earth endures, seedtime &harvest, cold &heat, summer &winter, day &night will never cease."
9:11 -16: &God said, "this is the sign of the covenant I am making between me &you &every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my bow in the clouds, &it will be the sign of the covenant between me &the earth. whenever I bring clouds over the earth &the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me &you &all living creatures of every kind. never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it &remember the everlasting covenant between God &all living creatures of every kind of the earth."
my home's in heaven; just travelin' through the world -Billy Graham
as rain &snow come down from heaven, &don't return to it w/o watering Earth &making it bud &flourish, so that it yields seed for sower &bread for eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but accomplish what i desire &achieve the purpose for which i sent it.
out of love for the truth &the desire to bring it to light -95 theses, 1517.
if there are words for Him then, I don't have them. you see my brain has not yet reached a point where it could form a thought that could adequately describe the greatness of my God. &my voice is so inhibited, restrained by human limits, that it's hard to even sing a praise up. my God: unsearchable yet knowable. indefinable, yet approachable. indescribable, yet personal.
when the world shook &the sun was wiped out of heaven, it was not at the crucifixion, but at the cry from cross: the cry which confessed that God was forsaken of God (Matt: 27:46) &now let the revolutionists choose a creed from all creeds &a god from all gods of the world, carefully weighing all gods of inevitable recurrence &of unalterable power. they will not find another god who has himself been in revolt. nay (the matter grows too difficult for human speech), but let the atheists themselves choose a god. they will find only 1 divinity who ever uttered their isolation; only 1 religion in which God seemed for an instant to be an atheist. -GKC. †