August 2, 2018
Hebrews 11:7… By faith, Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark, for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
Sometime our acts of faith are evident to all around us. When we live by faith we live with the belief that God exists and He will do all that he has said. You might appear foolish to a non-faith person. Such was the case for Noah. He built a huge boat in a field, not near water and with no way to get it to water. And, why so big? God intended for him to provide safety for every animal species that was on the face of the earth. Don’t make too much out of this. It does not indicate that God loves animals the most. The writer of this letter, echoing the sentiments of people and the evidence of history, said that Noah built the arc for the saving of his household. Humans are God’s first priority. But, he shows his love for animals in that he asked humans to save them from the coming doom. We are caretakers on this planet of all that God created. I am on a limb here, expressing feelings and not necessarily God’s. We are to care for all creation. I laugh at the warnings of ‘global warming ‘ proponents because the globe has warmed and cooled randomly through the years, so why do we now think that we are totally responsible? Being a caretaker is not the same as jumping on every bandwagon that whistle blowers send out. If styrophoam is really a weather changer, why is there still so much of it?
We are currently reading about great fires in Northern California. Thousand of men and women are fighting them, trying to save houses and lives.
I lived in Montana for several years. There was a huge burned area visible from the road to our house. The old timers that I knew had a theory about that fire. They said it was a God fire that burned where men had made it difficult to fight. It started with a lightning strike and ended with a rainfall. It was in a wilderness area where men’s rules did not allow roads or power equipment, so no logging. Fire fighters could not even get to the fire in many places. Now, I am not promoting logging; I am just stating facts. Care wisely for God’s creation.