Thoughts About Noah

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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