The time had come for God to wipe the slate clean. 120 years had passed since God gave the word for Noah to build the Ark. It was as large as a football field and three stories high. Now as the pairs of animals filed in, Noah knew he was going to see the end of the chaotic world he had known. Once they entered the ark, God waited an additional week to begin the destruction. Noah and his family must have felt grave concern by the sixth day. Were they missing something? Had they misunderstood God? They were probably feeling pretty silly right up until the moment the waters exploded from everywhere.
So many times in our own lives we hold out faith for God to work his plan. We think we understand his timing. We think we have followed his commands. Then time simply passes without any change. Oh, there might be little answers to prayers and sufficient needs met, but still, the big answer, the big change still has not yet happened. We wait, we grow concerned and we begin to wonder if God spoke clearly or if we were listening. In the end, God completes his plan. As we follow, he shows himself trustworthy–he provides and protects his own and he brings order to the Chaos. If we are willing– he will use us, train us and bless us simply because we trust him. The world will think us odd but what the world thinks is of little matter.
God Bless You
7 The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2 Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”
5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.