After 40 days of rain and flooding, the scriptures says, “And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark.” (Genesis 8:1)
God does not forget those who are obedient and seek His protection. He remembered Noah and He will remember us and our families as long as we remain faithful in the face of the storms of life.
May we not miss the boat! May the Lord help us to plan ahead, because it wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
Sometimes, I think about how Noah’s Ark could be a typology of the body of Christ. I think about the different species/kinds of animals that were on board with Papa Noah’s family. Imagine the lion and the lamb on board, feeding together. These are animals with natural inbuilt proclivities (one is and could be wild and the other is sober).The lion probably could eat the lamb up but that never happened. I can only imagine how they dwelt in peace and in harmony.
Think about Noah’s family that were saved. I am sure they all had their unique strengths and weaknesses, challenges and roles to play. They had their differences and issues of life yet they dwelt together and worked in unison for the preservation of the continuity of life (both for mankind & animals).
My question is – could the modern day believers, lovers and followers of Jesus Christ take a cue from this great account of Papa Noah and The Ark?
I am just thinking aloud. Look, imagine the snails were also on board with the cheetahs…Haha Oh my goodness! Sometimes speed isn’t everything right? May we run this race of life at God’s pace that no man can chase and not at man’s pace that one can lace up. Let us be God pleaser(s) and not man.
In 2018, let our faith in God come alive; no pretence. Let’s be real with God and with people. The Bible says Noah believed God and his faith was counted as righteousness (Genesis 15:6). His faith produced in him a lifestyle that was so categorically different from his contemporaries that he seemed blameless by comparison. This is a man who walked with God and knew him intimately. Noah didn’t merely know about God, he knew God and walked with Him on a daily basis.
My utmost prayer for the body of Christ is that God will stir a new spirit of brotherly love among Evangelicals, cause a new wind of unity to blow among the Pentecostals, release a fresh fire of brotherly love among the Charismatics, open the flood gates of heaven and pour out the spirit of oneness among the Baptists and the Presbyterians, and the Methodist and every other denomination under the sun. Perhaps, we shall then fellowship together as one big family in Christ Jesus, bury our little differences here and there, and exalt the name of the Lord with one heart, one spirit and with one mind for God’s glory in this end time.
My prayer is that you shall be an ambassador and the embodiment of brotherly love in whatever denomination God has placed you in Jesus name.
On a lighter note, can we address this…The Bible describes Noah’s Ark as a safe haven during the Flood for all kinds of air-breathing land animals and flying creatures God created. Naturally, people have many questions about the animals on Noah’s Ark. How could Noah fit all of them on board and care for so many animals? Where are my Bible Professors, Theologians & Scholars? Help a brother…What say ye?