Today’s ocean cruises range from 10 days to 2 weeks, but Noah’s trip took almost half a year.
The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down. (Genesis 8:3, NIV)
What can you possibly learn on a voyage that long? Whatever you do, when God calls, you’d better answer. Otherwise, you might miss the boat. You’d better spend some time making friends with your family, because you might be stuck with them for a long time.
It’s wise to keep up with your to-do-list, in case a storm hits. Even old folks can do stuff for God.
Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. (Genesis 7:6, NIV)
Get past your critics into obedience. Take your time and do your job well.
Aim for higher ground. (Genesis 8:4)
It’s a good idea to travel in pairs. (That must be where women got the idea of going to the bathroom in groups.)
When you are stressed, float your boat. Don’t belittle yourself. Amateurs are professional in God’s hands. And finally, when life gets overwhelming, just keep your eye out for the rainbows that follow. (Genesis 9:12-16)
Prayer – God, thanks for every lesson we learn in every experience! Amen