“Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.” Genesis 7:8
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Genesis 6-8 & Luke 3.
How long have I known the Noah/ark story and yet missed this part! Noah didn’t go looking for the animals God wanted on the ark, the animals came to him!
Think about that. These were animals of all types. Some were birds and some of the animals were normally food for other animals that came to the ark.
It was the type of arrangement that you knew would be a disaster.
BUT God made it work. He got the animals to show up at the ark. He was in the details of ark life.
It is hard to imagine such a thing succeeding BUT God has unlimited ability.
There is Scripture about God using the godless to do His will. Think of Pharaoh and his heart that God hardened. If God can harden the heart of a human it is not too hard to imagine Him controlling animals.
Remember the story of the disciples caught in a storm with Jesus sleeping on the boat. Hours earlier they had witnessed Jesus feeding thousands of people with only a handful of food. Very miraculous indeed. But hours later the disciples, in a storm, underestimate Jesus. They reacted as if storm control was beyond His capabilities. How wrong they were.
Similarly, the God who created the animals was certainly capable of controlling their behavior. So onto the ark they went, after showing up under God’s leading, and thereby escaped the flood.
What an amazing God He is!
Why would I ever try to limit Him? He will never be in over His head. He controls everything in this universe.
I must trust Him completely. I must give His Holy Spirit full control of every part of me.
“Lord, You are awesome! The Bible confirms Your amazing works. Forgive me for ever underestimating You. You are worthy of my full trust. I surrender every part of me to You now. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah, I beg.”
Do not ever maximize your problems and minimize God.
+14 – New scale and new high number. Eat less and exercise more.