Replica of Noah’s Ark

August 6, 2012

Noah’s Ark Replica

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Genesis 6:1-12

When I was a boy growing up in poverty in the ghetto’s of Grand Rapids Michigan I was fortunate on occasion to attend the local Church Sunday School and on one occasion was exposed to a replica of Noah’s Ark. I was so fascinated with the Ark and all of its compartments and wondering why the Lion’s, Alligator’s, Tiger’s and Bear’s didn’t eat all the people!

Even today people are fascinated by Noah’s ark. Toy stores sell ark play sets, which we sometimes use in telling Noah’s story in Sunday school classes. Adults seem as interested as children. A high-budget Hollywood movie is in the works; and in recent years a number of replicas of Noah’s ark have appeared around the world.

Replicas of Noah’s ark are interesting, but what we really need in this day of compromise and silence on the part of the Christian community are replicas of Noah himself! The Bible says: “Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God” (Genesis 6:9, NKJV).

We live in a world where truth is under attack and values are reversed, evil is spoken of as good, and good is vilified as evil. That’s how it was in Noah’s day too. Yet he lived for God despite his culture, and so must we. In a corrupt decaying world, we can be righteous. In a dark world, we can represent the light and have fellowship with God who is Light. Let’s replicate the righteous convictions of Noah. Let’s follow the example of Him who was greater than Noah–our Lord Jesus.

Have a Great Week