I Want To Help Noah But I Don’t Need The Publicity
I Am On An Unsinkable Ship
We all remember the story of Noah and all the animals in his ark that were saved when the world was submerged in water and how the ark rested on dry land after the waters had subsided after enduring forty days and nights of rain.
This hub is a comparison of what the world was like before the flood and the similarity of what it is in its present state of lawlessness and school shootings.
The scene takes us back to a place in time that the wickedness of sinful man had become so great that it exceeded the mercy of God until the living God had to repent that he ever made man and devised a plan to destroy his greatest creation off the face of the Earth.
God would do this by opening up the heavens and the caverns of the deep with a flood of such proportions that could never be imagined in the mind of Earths greatest minds.
Special Note: "Satan had caused some of the Angels to leave their first estate and copulate with the daughters of men producing offspring which were giants in the land. He did this to try and pollute the blood of man to keep back the promise of God to bring a seed of the woman who would bruise his head which is Christ".
To you the reader I ask the question, "what is man attempting to do today with the discovery of cloning and its effect on mankind"?
The scriptures clearly state that God postponed the coming judgment until a special man (Noah) would be born who would find Grace (favor) in his eyes that he could preserve his plan to bring a savior at a certain time in history that would pay the sin debt we owed through Adam once and for all.
We all know that the message Noah preached for one hundred twenty years was rejected by all but his direct family of eight souls. Not one person outside his family accepted the plea of this man of God to make preparations for the coming deluge.
We now go back in time when God’s man of the hour (Noah) is busy working on an Ark and preaching about a coming flood that will wipe everything walking and living off the face of the planet while men and women are indulging in lavish wild parties and lawlessness promoting sin is everywhere.
In this scene we have a young executive looking out his window at an old man who seems to be wasting his time preaching to bystanders who are mocking and throwing objects at him calling him a looser.
Everyday this man would see Noah and his sons working on a structure that is forty feet long with a steady work pace as if they believe in the message that is being preached.
Sometime this young executive would be one of the bystanders listening to this man of God plead with the people to believe the message and make preparations to be on the Ark when the coming judgment would fall upon ungodly men.
He would find himself feeling sorry for this old man and often thought about helping him as a gesture of kindness and respect for his elders which he had been taught by his great grandmother who from a child trained him to have and show respect for his elders.
He would be home watching the evening news broadcasting of an intruder breaking in to a dwelling robbing and killing an elderly man and woman.
He would switch channels and find someone had killed their wife in cold blood.
He picks up the newspaper and reads the headlines of a drive by shooting that left an innocent bystander dead.
He then looks at his wife and family pondering the thought of what it must be like to be the Creator and witness all this violence?
What would he would do if he were in God’s place and had to observe all this violence?
Would he not be angry and send a judgment of correction to bring his creation back in line?
The young executive gets up the next morning finishes his breakfast, kisses his wife and children then makes his way to the office for another busy day. Just as usual and right on time he finds Noah the righteous preacher busy working on the Ark while attempting to preach a message of repentance that appears to be falling on deaf ears.
The message and the messenger is taking its toll and begins to sink into the spirit of this young executive until it shows up in his job performance.
He simply cannot sit back and allow these belligerent minded people make fun of this old man who appears to believe the message that God is going to send a flood and wipe everything living off the planet as an act of judgment upon a sinful world that seems to show no love for their fellow man.
The disrespect by this unfriendly mob that is shown toward this old man finally gets to this young executive until he makes a gesture to a close friend that he had been thinking of helping this old man work on his Ark out of respect for his elders.
His friend replies in a funny gesture that he would become the laughing stock of the office and would make headlines in the morning paper. The young executive agrees with his friend and changes the conversation all the while not being able to quiet the echoing voice in the back of his mind tearing at his conscience saying “What if this old man is right”?
He enters his home feeling like he has calmed the voice but makes the mistake of switching on the TV set to hear the reporter speak of a shooting in a movie theater that has left several dead and more than seventy wounded.
He switches off the set and asking himself”What is this world coming to”?
He glances at his young son playing with his cell phone and then to his left at his wife seated in her favorite chair smiling as she appears to be busy knitting a sweater.
Reality suddenly sets in that they are living in a dangerous time and what about the safety of his family as the voice once again asks the question, “What if this old man is right?
He finally musters the nerve to inform his wife about the old man that is found everyday near his workplace that is working on some sort of boat that is larger than anything she could imagine even the motel on Fifth Street would not be long enough to measure it by.
He is out there every day preaching of a coming judgment that would consist of flood that is going to wipe mankind off the face of the Earth.
She replies in a comical gesture that she has heard and that the news is all over town to which he replies “I thought of helping the old man out of respect for his age and the way he reminds me of my Grandfather”. “Even if he is wrong, nobody deserves to be treated the way the townspeople are treating him”.
The young executive had just lost his grandfather and just could not brave the thought of people making fun of his grandfather the way people were this old man besides, even if he was wrong in his message, he deserved better than this. His wife interrupted his chain of thought with a stern scolding “if you were to do such a thing, I would lose my place at the bridge club and your son would not be able to show his face ever again at their school”.
He wanting to calm the situation quickly agreed with his wife and made a call to his boss asking for the next couple of days off.
After his time off had expired, the young man started on his journey back to his place of employment but this time, something was different than other mornings. The air was different, the wind had picked up, and the rain was starting to fall as if the sky was pouring its judgment upon an unfriendly world.
Scared out of his mind, he was met by a trusted friend who seemed fanatic and appeared to be making an attempt to get to higher ground.
The friend informed the young man that while he was off, strange things had taken place such as animals coming out of the forest seven of the clean and two of the unclean as if guided by an unseen hand.
The young executive’s mind suddenly flashed back to the message of the old man, “Could they have been warned by their creator of the coming judgment upon the world”?
His friend interrupted his thought as he spoke of sheep walking beside dangerous lions with no hurt as they made their way into the Ark.
Just before rushing off, he informed the young man some news that would shake him to the core of his soul and haunt him forever.
He stated that just before the wind had picked up, and without any possible warning, the door of the Ark had mysterious shut as if by some angry God.
He also warned that as he was leaving, the water was rising to the point that people were screaming in terror as they were running everywhere in a state of confusion to get to higher ground while attempting to hold their children above their heads as if to prolong their life for a few more precious moments while loosing their own.
With this news, the young executive has a flashback of his wife and young son who would need his help and made a dart to run to their aide, be by their side and do whatever he could do to get them to a place of safety.
While running with all his might to get home and check on his family, the voice was speaking again this time louder than ever that he should have headed the warning of the old man and done whatever he had to do to get his family on the Ark of safety.
He is now running for his life and the water has risen to the extent that he finds himself clinging to a log that is adrift in the deluge.
He now realizes that all hope of saving his family is lost and just before he is swept under by a whirlpool that appears to come out of nowhere the voice speaks once again, “Why did you give in to the peer pressure of a society that cared for no one but their own selfish desires and why did you not help God’s man work on the Ark”?
Dear reader, it is too late for the man in this story but what about you?
Is it too late for you or are you going to be swayed by your prestige and the society around you?
I will step forward and say that it took me a long time to gain the wisdom and insight that I have now been blessed with and I may not be popular in this society who is attempting to take God out of everything but I shall speak up and say that I am not ashamed to help this old man work on his Ark and that Ark is the Ark of safety which is in the shed blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who gave his life a ransom for many and I shall be found in that number on that special day when he makes up his jewels.
I end this hub with a quote from the word of God taken from John : 3:16 which shouts with a loud voice that “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life”.