The waters of the Colorado River made the way from Colorado to overflow the shores of many towns and settlements between Denver and Dodge City, Kansas. As I stand at Boothill an amusement site in Dodge City, seeing the destruction from the water, everything in its path could not stand the force of the water. Lighting and thunder shook the earth, but there is something about seeing this once in a life time experience. My brother is filling sand bags, my dad is warning people, mom and I are spectators. However, dad arrives I am going home escorted by my father who is a police officer, we are safe on higher ground. The year 1966.
We read in Chapter 8 after 150 days God remembered Noah. This statement always tickles me. As if Noah was on the back burner or he was finally baked. It is fun to ask children how long Noah was in the ark. They will normally respond 40 days. But we are smarter than a fifth grader and we know it rained for forty days. Beloved, this was a tsunami not just a flood. Oh, you say there is a forty days, yes after the ark lands, it takes forty days for the waters to go down but Noah waits another seven days before he opens the doors.
Beloved, where are the Noah’s in life? He followed God. He listened to God. I guess the most important thing is to be a Noah. He never questioned God. Build a boat, okay. Collect the animals, okay. Yes, I said two mosquito’s. Oh, I said he never questioned God.
God gave Moses a blueprint of all blueprints for the ark. He had just enough animals. He enters the ark with his family and all that God had commanded him to take. God closed them in the ark and safe and Moses ensures it is safe for them to embark on their new life. God ended the old life, the slate is clean and Noah welcomed the new life. Genesis 8: 15-17
And God spake unto Noah, saying, “Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
Beloved, the earth was replenish and God then in Chapter 9 God gives us the beautiful promise of the rainbow. God made a covenant with Noah and his sons. He gives the rainbow. Genesis 9: 12-17
And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
The flood waters in Dodge City subsided and it is an experience I will never forget. I am thankful that God is on my side. He is my redeemer. Tomorrow I start reading Job and this book is one that really points that God is God. I don’t know where this is going, my writing is much of a gift from God and free from the Holy Spirit. Also, I read about Joshua 2 about Rahab but that is a post for another day.
Beloved, God wants a covenant relationship with each one of us. Will you join me, praying and reading God’s word? One must believe in God to have a covenant relationship. John 3:16 Do you believe in Jesus? Noah listened to God. We have to read his word and be still to know and hear God. Are you grateful for Noah and his obedience?
Reading assignment tomorrow: Job 1-5
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Father God, thank you for your covenant relationship with us. Thank you for your word, I am thankful and full of wonder. Thank you for the woman reading this blog. Let her be the woman you are wanting her to be. In Jesus name. Amen.