A few weekends ago, we stepped back in time to board Noah’s Ark and experience what it would have been like to live on this vessel as the only remaining people on the earth. I was overwhelmed and amazed at the size. Probably like you, I’ve tried to envision many times how big the ark actually was. How did it hold all of those animals? What was it like for Noah, his wife, his sons and their wives to take on the responsibilities of caring for all of the animals. Would I have been brave enough to trust the Lord? Would I have had the strength and courage to build this beast of a boat? Could I have overcome the ridicule from everyone around me? Would my heart have broken as I heard all of those outside the ark perish? Indeed, it was an overwhelming experience, and I felt deeply humbled and blessed that God allowed us to go. It felt great to walk in harmony on the ark with others who share our faith. We would smile as we passed one another, and I felt sad that Noah’s family tackled this adventure alone. I felt most blessed by being able to take on our weekend adventure with my husband and children, as well as my parents (they are the tiny little ones at the bottom of the ark). As we entered the ark, we were reminded of this scripture:
“On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.
~ Genesis 7:13-15