In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights. On the very same day Noah and his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered the ark, they and every beast, according to its kind, and all the livestock according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, according to its kind, and every bird, according to its kind, every winged creature. They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the LORD shut him in.
by: Dorothy Noel.
Imagine for a minute you were Noah’s neighbor. You already hate him for building a massive boat that’s blocking the light from your growing bean sprouts. And now all these animals you have never seen before are trotting on by. He tells you it is God’s work, but why would you believe him now? He has been saying that for years! God’s methods often do not make sense to us—not before the flood and not in Christ’s death and resurrection. But that is the point. It is God’s work, not ours. God has been working and will continue to work beyond our understanding. You are not alone when you do not understand why.