Have you ever wondered about the teasing, mocking, and even insulting that Noah put
up with during the one hundred years it took for him to build the ark? Even he didn’t know exactly what he was doing.
And it came to mind that even his wife might have said, "What’s rain?"
It was after God had given instructions on its length, width and height, and to
put a window and a door that God said, "And behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy
all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven, and every thing that is in the earth shall die."
But wait…God gave even more instructions and still hadn’t
said the magic word. He told Noah to gather male and female of the beasts and fowls. How did he do that! Then finally God
said, "For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights" (Genesis 7:4).
All that work, and we have no indication
that even his sons helped. And he was five hundred years old…six hundred when the flood came. But they had to notice
the huge thing he was building…450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. Picture that length…it’s
as long as a football field and a half! He must have put up with so many silly questions. "What are your rates when
you open this hotel. How are you going to advertise it, and why…most of us can’t read nor write." And
to cap it off, his wife asked "what’s rain." And Noah himself didn’t know, since it had never rained.
"There went a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the earth" (Genesis 2:6). That’s how everything
was given moisture to grow.
And so can
you imagine to everyone on earth the day the deluge began. They had been warned, just as we’re warned today of Christ’s
Second Coming and the end of this world." We’ve been given plenty of time to prepare, and yet so many are making
no attempt to be ready. I pray that these articles wake up some!