Noah’s Ark is a wonderful story to tell children to open up the discussion about some of the wicked things that are going on around them. Genesis 6:10-Genesis 9:15.
Many years after Adam and Eve were forced to leave the Garden of Eden. The world was corrupt and full of violence. This made the Lord God very sad because mankind had become so wicked. The Lord God decided he would destroy all the people He had created.
There was a man whose name was Noah who did love the Lord with all his heart and he and his family walked in the ways of the Lord. He didn’t listen to the wicked men and did what was right and pleasing to the Lord.
The Lord told Noah exactly how to build this Ark. It was to be 45 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet tall and it would have 3 stories. There should be a window, and the door should be set in the side of it.
The Lord told Noah that He would bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh and that everything that is in the earth shall die. The Lord established a covenant with Noah and his family and they should come into the ark. Also every living thing two of all kind shall be brought into the ark to keep them alive with Noah. These animals should be male and female.
Noah had his three sons Shem, Ham and Japheth, along with his wife and the wives of his sons all helped build the ark. Then came the animals and they were loaded into the ark two by two. Noah did according to all that the Lord God had commanded him to do.
It rained for seven days the skies were darkened, the thunder crashed, and the rain fell. And God shut the door once there ark was full of two of every living creatures. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights. The waters rose higher and higher and the ark floated high above the earth. Every living thing perished. It was only Noah and his family that was left.
The earth was flooded for 150 days. Noah and his family along with all the animals had plenty of food to eat and the remained safe floating in their ark. Then the Lord God sent a warm heavenly breeze to dry up the earth. And soon the ark came to rest in the mountains of Ararat. Noah opened the window of the ark and sent a raven to go to and fro until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
Noah also sent out a dove to see if the waters were off the face of the ground. The dove found no rest on the earth and returned into Noah in the ark. Noah stayed there another 7 days and again sent out the dove and this time she came back with an olive leaf in its beak. This was a sign that there was dry land. Noah waited seven more days and again sent out the dove again, but this time the dove did not return.
Then the Lord God spoke to Noah and told him and his wife, sons, and the sons’ wife to go out of the ark. All the animals were also to be released out of the ark.
The Lord God blessed Noah and his sons and told them to be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. The Lord established a covenant or a promise with Noah and all that came after Noah that He would never again destroy the earth with flood waters. For a sign of His promise the Lord God set a beautiful rainbow in the sky.
What can be Learned From This Story?
What we need to learn from Noah’s Ark is that we are living in an evil world and we must do what Noah and his family did. Walk in the ways of the Lord using Jesus as our example. We should not go after those things that the wick go after and only listen to Jesus.
The way we do this is read the Bible every day so you will know the perfect example Jesus has left for us to follow. Listen to our parents and other people who walk the walk hand in hand with Jesus. Choose good role models and keep the communication open with parents. Then pray often.
The Lord God told Noah that He was going end all the flesh on the earth because it was full of violence and wickedness. Noah was to make an ark of gopher wood where there would contain many rooms and a roof over the top to keep out the water that would fall.
Every time you see rainbows in the sky remember to thank our Father God for sending us a promise to never again to destroy the earth with flood waters.
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