Whew! It has been raining here in Central Florida for several days now, and I am so thankful we don’t live on the east side of the Sunshine State. We are praying for everyone over there and hope they will be safe. God knows how to take care of those who call on His name in faith. Tropical Storm Fay has been around far too long, IMHO.
All this rain has gotten me thinking about a flood that happened a long time ago. The story can be found in the Bible, God’s holy Word. If you are not familiar with it, Genesis chapter 6 tells the incredible events regarding this time in earth’s history. There have been many floods and storms of catastrophic proportions throughout the centuries, but nothing like what people faced in Noah’s day. We should be grateful the Lord promised never to flood the earth like He did then. Look at Genesis 9:8-17 (English Standard Version)
8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9 Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth. 12 And God said, This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth. 17 God said to Noah, This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.
I don’t know where the clip art came from, but someone sent a picture a few years ago when Florida was having so much trouble with hurricanes. If you were here then, you will very likely remember the trials and tribulations associated with those relentless winds and rain. Anyway, this picture reminds me of those trying times.
Now, we may need some wading boots and lots of patience, but we must absolutely put our trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Will you trust God today?
P.S. If anyone knows where the clip art came from, please let me know, and I will be sure to give credit for using it.