Finding God in the every day
Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.
It is hard to imagine what it must have been like for Noah to undertake such an enormous task at any age, let alone 600 years. Sometimes I try to imagine what Noah’s storehouse of memories would have been like. I can only wonder at how much he might have learned, I am sure that whatever skill, or whatever materials he needed God provided, He may have had knowledge, even wisdom, but the enormity of the task he was facing was unprecedented in history up to that point. As I have gotten older I am sometimes in awe of some of the activities folks my age have taken on. Everything from skydiving to mountain climbing have been enjoyed or attempted by people even up to the age of 100 years. While I must be honest, and admit that I do not do those things, nevertheless, I see this attitude as a sure sign of the seeds of immortality that God has sown in his creation. When I realize this is God’s intention for his people I am encouraged and excited about every minute the future holds. Are you discouraged by the changes life brings and the transitions that happen to everyone? Consider again the powerful statement of Jesus as recorded in John 3:16-17 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.