Thursday, January 01, 2009

Get Through It

Noah got through a cataclysmic flood. All who entered the ark came out alive at the other end of that cataclysmic event. They entered the ark and "the Lord shut them in." Noah and family did not get through it unscathed. Think of the years of ridicule he went through while building the ark. Think of all the friends and family that Noah and his family lost due to the flood. Think of the devastation of the land after the waters departed. They had to start all over again.



Today we are going through what seems like cataclysmic times, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, crime, recession, depression etc. etc. etc. Let God help you get through it. Let God help you endure. Let God help you start all over again. Let God share in your burdens. Go to Christ. Start that relationship with him on a daily basis. Pray, read and meditate on the scriptures and he will speak.



"These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood. In other words, life continues, they got through it, and so shall we.



Genesis 7:16

Genesis 10:1

4 comments:

CaroleMcDonnell said...

Amen

jel said...
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jel said...

good words sound words!


hey Gary good to see ya again
and thanks for the stopby

dani said...

hi, gary:)
thank you for stopping by "give me a second to think about it". i actually came by firstly to thank you and secondly because "norman, ok" is familiar to me.
a good friend of mine was transported by helicopter from ada to norman in the midst of a massive heart attack. he didn't make it. that was the first time i'd heard of norman.
i really am glad that i stopped, though, because i really enjoyed your post.
you are right about noah; God pruned from him and the world all that was bad. i hope the pruning we are feeling now will not be so extreme... as i have hope that there is more good in this than one family.
just an fyi while i'm here... (you may already know) when i was doing research for teaching this story to my senior high youth, i had an epiphany.
the flood was methuselah's demise. well, i guess sin was; but the waters are what killed him.
happy 2009:)
dani