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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Genesis 7: 1-12

Chapter 7

Then the LORD said to Noah: "Go into the ark, you and all your household, for you alone in this age have I found to be truly just.
Of every clean animal, take with you seven pairs, a male and its mate; and of the unclean animals, one pair, a male and its mate;
likewise, of every clean bird of the air, seven pairs, a male and a female, and of all the unclean birds, one pair, a male and a female. Thus you will keep their issue alive over all the earth.
Seven days from now I will bring rain down on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and so I will wipe out from the surface of the earth every moving creature that I have made."
Noah did just as the LORD had commanded him.
Noah was six hundred years old when the flood waters came upon the earth.
Together with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, Noah went into the ark because of the waters of the flood.
Of the clean animals and the unclean, of the birds, and of everything that creeps on the ground,
(two by two) male and female entered the ark with Noah, just as the LORD had commanded him.
As soon as the seven days were over, the waters of the flood came upon the earth.
1 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month: it was on that day that All the fountains of the great abyss burst forth, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.
For forty days and forty nights heavy rain poured down on the earth.

Reflection: I can not even begin to imagine the thoughts that Noah and his children must has had. They were blessed but probably felt like they were not. God asked so much work for them. He asked crazy stuff. They listened and obeyed.

Knowing that every society in history has a flood and Noah story to me give credibility to it. I don't know if the entire earth was really covered with water, but I don't need to know that. What I do know is that humanity was so sinful it was washed clean. God trusted one man out of all his creation. How sorrowful this must have been. The God that I love would never have destroyed earth as a punishment but as a hopeful act for the souls of the future generations. Help me to be trusting in all that God asks of me. Help me to know like Noah did that God will take care of me if I let him and to trust all that he asks.

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