Moments With Marti

I love sharing what God has done in my life and the lessons that I have learned from each experience whether good or bad. There are many lessons that I have and am still learning. It's only been by His Grace that I can sit here today and without a doubt know that I am forever secure in His Love.
This blog is simply an avenue for me to share my heart felt thoughts from scripture as well as from my every day moments…My prayer is that there will be a small nugget of hope and encouragement that you can apply to your life as well.
Living By Grace,
Marti
Friday, December 9, 2016, 07:59 AM

The message of Noah's ark (Genesis 6-9) is so profound.  As a child I sat amazed at how all those animals could fit in a "boat".  But today as an adult I see so much more. Here are some phrases that have really resonated with me.

In Genesis 7 we see the destruction caused from mankind's disobedience to God. We also see that all living things on earth perished in the flood and (here it comes) "only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark". Genesis 7:23b... I can't even imagine what it would be like to be the only humans left alive. Just my family and no one else. Only Noah.... think about that for a moment... what if it were you? Only (insert your name here).

But it didn't end there... Genesis 8:1 tells us that "God remembered Noah...."  There is no record of it, but do you think that Noah may have been just a bit scared? Maybe... however Noah always trusted God and was obedient to Him.

God always remembers us as well....He never EVER forgets. He leaves us in the "ark" until we He knows we are able to move on...

The other phrase that jumped out at me is found in Genesis 8:9. Noah had sent out a Raven to see if there was dry land and there was not. He then sends out a dove but she returned to him because again, there was no dry land yet.  Look what Noah does... he put out his hand and brought her into the ark with him.

Look closer.... he, Noah, put out his hand (offering her a solution to her problem of no place to land); then he brought her into the ark with him. (Providing a place of safety and security).

Do you see where I am going with this now? Jesus puts out His hand, offering all mankind the gift of salvation and when we accept it, He brings us into His Ark where we find a place of safety and security.... 

It's just that simple....


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