Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rain

21 And all flesh was destroyed that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beasts, and of all creeping things that creep upon the earth: and all men. 22 And all things wherein there is the breath of life on the earth, died. 23 And he destroyed all the substance that was upon the earth, from man even to beast, and the creeping things and fowls of the air: and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noe only remained, and they that were with him in the ark. 24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
1 And God remembered Noe, and all the living creatures, and all the cattle which were with him in the ark, and brought a wind upon the earth, and the waters were abated. 2 The fountains also of the deep, and the flood gates of heaven were shut up, and the rain from heaven was restrained. 3 And the waters returned from off the earth going and coming: and they began to be abated after a hundred and fifty days. 4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, the seven and twentieth day of the month, upon the mountains of Armenia. 5 And the waters were going and decreasing until the tenth month: for in the tenth month, the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.

Genesis 7:21-24, 8:1-5

Quite interesting that so very early in the history of earth we have months and days listed as a point of reference to when certain things happened. The flood did happen and it rained upon the earth to wipe out a race of human and animal species that was incompatible to what we know of our own life likeness. Many today know what it's like to have their homes flooded by a rising river or a hurricane slaming against the shore homes. But none of us will ever know how much God suffered when he did this. We are given many examples and different things in our lives to help us stay on track with him. Sometimes people die needlessly because an area is hit with what we call natural disasters. Well in Noah's time it was one of major proportion. He was told to prepare for it. To safeguard life of his family and the life of what animals we know of today. We too are given notice in our time, but since we tend to follow the way of wickedness rather than the way of God, many are caught unawares and lose their life. What should we be doing to keep ourselves prepared or should I say vigilant for disasters. Do we prepare our hearts to do God's will at all times. Do we pray daily or just when we feel like it. Remember Noah was told to prepare, aren't we told the same by Jesus.

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