People have been posting about so much rain, they needed to build an ark with all the rain we’ve been having in North Florida this past week. Genesis 6:17 reads, I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. While we didn’t come close to that much rainfall, questions just started popping into my mind about Noah’s story.
How bad did it have to rain for forty days for it to flood the earth? It couldn’t have just been a sprinkle. It had to have been a terrible downpour, monsoon strength to do this. I’m assuming Noah was building the ark during the storm. Imagine how hard that had to have been.
I’ve always wanted to know how God got the creatures to the ark. After all kangaroos come from a different part of the world than polar bears. Did He just make them appear or did they have to travel from their homeland?
How did He keep the lions from not eating the gazelles? A lot of animals are eaters, some are the eaten. Also, how was Noah able to keep the animals from growling, prowling, and attacking on the ark? Did God put a calming hand over the animals that made them sleep for most of the forty days? And imagine the aroma inside that enclosed space.
Why did He have Noah take cockroaches on the ark? They really have no use. I’m assuming they might have snuck on or been the handiwork of the devil.
Some people think they have time to get right with God, but that’s not always the case. Just ask the passengers on a plane heading to New York on September 11, 2001 or the people in New Orleans when Katrina hit. Or even more recently, the audience members watching for their loved ones to cross the finish line in Boston a couple weeks ago.
We never know what the future holds or even if we’ll have a future. The time to get serious about a relationship with God is now, not later. Then if something tragic happens, you’ll be prepared.
If you could ask God any question about Noah and his ark, what would it be? And are you prepared for any major flood that might come your way? Maybe you’re in the middle of a disaster right now. If so, let me know. I’d be more than happy to pray for you.
And hopefully this next week will bring with it sunshine. We need to dry out, and ’ve now got a lawn to mow.