When asked what your favorite or most loved story of the Bible is, many might say the story of Noah and the ark. It’s a familiar story, one that’s often taught in our earliest years of learning from God’s Word. Yet sometimes those most popular stories we learned as children can become so familiar that we forget to dig deeper into the truths that God may want to show us later in life.
Recently our family had the chance to visit the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky where we walked through an actual replica of Noah’s ark. Built according to Biblical dimensions, this full-size ark helped us to see things through different eyes as we experienced what it may have been like for those days on the ark. But it also reminded me of how much I’d overlooked through the years by just not digging deeper into this incredible story.
The powerful life and calling of Noah offers so much hope and promise to us in the dark days we might sometimes face. (Read the whole story in Genesis 6-9.)
Noah understood what hard times were. He knew what it was to feel alone. He understood rejection and ridicule. He knew the pain of watching those you care about turn away from truth and follow after lies. And yet in it all, he kept going strong, he remained faithful on the path of obedience and following all that God had called him to do. And the biggest encounter of this whole amazing story, is the one that leads us straight to the hope found in Jesus.
Here are seven amazing truths from the story of Noah and how it points us to Christ:
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