Friday, January 28, 2011

God's Mercy Can Be Difficult To See

The ride may be rough but at least you are inside the ark.

Genesis 8:1 But God remembered Noah and all the animals in the boat.

Psalm 119:132 Come and show me your mercy, as you do for all who love your name

In the midst of the destruction that occurred on the outside of the boat there is a perfect picture of God's mercy and his grace to man.

Noah and his family were on the boat for one year with all of the animals and all of the waves pounding on the outside, it must have seemed forever. Think about being on a cruise for one year without any shore excursions and then if that isn't difficult enough why not throw in a thousand animals on the passenger list.

From Noah's perspective, by day three he may have wondered if God was helping him out or if he was the one being punished, sometimes it is hard to tell the difference. God works slowly sometimes, it can seem like forever, but even when the waves are smacking you around don't forget that there is always an ark of protection for those that are his own.

Help us to trust in you Lord, your faithfulness to your children never fails, thank you for your love and mercy to me.