One of the sweeter lines reads, “God remembered Noah and all that were in the Ark.”
Just after Noah turned 600, the flood came.
On Noah’s next birthday the earth was dry.
The boat was built to last, and no part of the narrative can be understood in the natural, their survival was a miracle.
If not for God’s sovereign hand, all would be lost.
The animals in the Ark continued on in agreement, beasts were not hostile, nor burdened.
There was work to be done, and all held fast to a daily momentary trust.
The year was long and memorable, as well as glorious and sad.
The animal kingdom was preserved, humans were still alive, and the earth was intact. Gone was everything else, friends, home, or anything familiar. The physical topography of the globe dramatically changed, and the sun beamed brighter now that the water canopy was removed.
Once the Ark came to rest, a sobriety remained inside the Ark. Logic said just walk out, but no one moved.
They waited for God to speak.
And He did, “Go out from the Ark, you and your son and your sons wives,” (notice how specific God needs to be to help them along). “Bring out with you all flesh,” (God lists every creature in the Ark).”
Then God spoke to Adam’s grandson just like he spoke at first to Adam, “Be fruitful and multiply the earth.”
Most touching is Noah’s efforts to get all out of the Ark, and then to worship God. He built an altar, and sacrificed to the Lord.
The aroma pleased God.
God spoke words of comfort, “I will never again curse the ground because of man. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.”
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