Nowhere to escape
Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
The flood lasted for 40 days, rising above the mountains and flooded the earth for 150 days. Humans and animals all died. Only Noah’s family and the animals he brought into the ark lived, because they listened to God. The ark continued to float on the water. Is it possible Noah’s family and the animals became seasick? Did God overstep his boundaries? This is because:
For the earth is filled with violence because of them. (Genesis 6:13)
Noah’s family was rescued, but they still had to work hard in the ark every day! Let’s think about what they had to do:
When Noah’s family saw the floodwaters outside of the ark, it was very scary. However, when they saw that their family and animals in the ark were safe, their hearts must have felt grateful to God.
Dear Heavenly Father, how great are your creations. I praise you because Your Word is full of power and wisdom, and I will continue to study it! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!