The destruction of Man and his evil ways was no small task. It took close to a year for the world to reset. In that time, Noah and his family took on and successfully carried out their job as caretaker of what would become the new earth’s population. There were no fights or outbreaks–all was simply moving forward. Still, in that time, God Remembered Noah and the animals. As if watching out for the greatest treasure on earth, God slowly brought things back into shape. Noah watched and patiently waited until the time when God was ready to repopulate the earth–he never cried out, he never complained–he simply trusted God and allowed God to do what needed to be done.
In our lives, we need to adopt Noah’s patience and trust God’s plan–Just as Nah did. The Ark had no complex steering function, God directed and placed it. When he did, he did it in his timing and in his way. He does the same for us. While his plan may seem extreme and very slow going, what we typically see at its conclusion is exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ever hope or dream. We have to trust him, follow him and allow him to execute his plan in our lives.
God Bless You
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. 2 Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. 3 The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, 4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5 The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.6 After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark 7 and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. 8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. 9 But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. 10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. 11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. 12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.