06 July 2014
The Crimson Thread – The Flood
Greetings Dear Reader,
The story of the flood is one of the best known stories in the Old Testament. It was the first Bible story I remember hearing. I think that the world is in bad shape now. I cannot imagine how bad it must have been for the Father to decide that the entire planet needed washing. The Father sorrowfully reports that, “All day long their deepest thoughts were nothing but evil.”
The story is related through the actions and ordeal of Noah and his family. We focus on a good man who is chosen by God to carry on the human race. Noah has only faith to keep him moving forward. It takes 120 years to build the ark. The flood lasts an entire year. Again, however, I wish to focus on God here.
What must of it have been like to felt hat your creation has become so evil so quickly. It is such a hard thing for a father to watch his children do things that are harmful to them. It is for the sake of redemption that he starts over. This vast intervention in the history of man is to develop the plan of redemption that is already in process.
I have studied this story extensively and see the way in which God is attempting to call us back to him through it. I had a teacher in college who said in the best way I have ever heard. “The story of the Noahic Flood gives us the dry ground we need with God to get to the cross.”
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store."