It is Friday! Yay! This week went by fast for me. I don’t know what it was, but all of a sudden, I had a big project due on today. I thought I actually had some more days to work on it. But with the Grace of God I got it all done 😉
So much has been going on since this year began. I was reading one of my old blogs from last year. I wanted to share it with you. It is one of my favorite Bible stories. Noah and his ark.“God remembered Noah”! I was reading this last night before I went to bed and it just spoke to my little heart. It’s funny, I have read this scripture tons of times before but it didn’t speak to me the way it did last night. Let’s back up a little. To Genesis 6:9-13 ” This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generation. Noah walked with God. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.God was very serious. Men were hurting and killing and robbing and stealing and lying and sinning continually. Only Noah was seeking the Lord. How disappointing. God made man and loved man, but man hated God and His ways. Therefore, God decided to destroy the unrighteous by bringing the biggest flood in the history of the world! Noah build the biggest and coolest ark ever and his family went into the ark along with all these animals that God told Noah to put in the ark. The rain was for forty days and nights. It flooded the earth for one hundred and fifty days! And every living creature on the face of the earth was wiped out! When the waters finally receded, the ark came to rest on the mountains. Noah and his family continue to wait in the ark for eight months while the surface of the earth dried. Finally, after an entire year God remembered Noah and his family and let them out of the ark. Noah built an alter and worshiped the Lord! God was pleased with the burnt offering of clean animals and promised to never destroy the living creatures He had just done.
You see God’s purpose of the flood was not to destroy the people, to destroy the wickedness and sin. But no matter how sinful and wicked those people were, Noah and his family stayed sinless and walked with God. Noah didn’t care what others thought about him or how he was ridiculed for following God and His righteousness. He loved God with all his heart. Noah obeyed God. And yes, God did remember Noah! Will God remember you?
If you look back to five years ago, or even three years ago. The times are changing! There is so much hatred, more selfishness, more hurt, more despair. But God has promised us this, ” When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28
“that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11
Have a fantastic weekend!