By Kristen Entwistle
Rain is a very good thing. It comes to water the earth and nourish the plants, to cool off the scorching temperatures. But too much of a good thing can be catastrophic. You’ve seen it on the evening news – houses submerged under the waters that breached the banks of a river, cars floating downstream, people torn away from loved ones and washed away. Sometimes the storms of life are devastating. Other times we can pick up the pieces and start over. The story of Noah shows both of these outcomes – many people were literally washed away, while Noah and a small remnant were saved, left to pick up the pieces.
Noah dealt with a lot of rain. He probably felt very abandoned by God and yet had incredible faith to do what God had told him to. Join me as we study a very familiar story to many of us today.