What about Christmas?January 2, 2024
The BoxJanuary 4, 2024
We’ve started a New Year! Happy New Year by the way. A lot of opportunities lie ahead of us. I’m sure there will be challenges along the way, but you and I are able to walk through the storms of life with peace, joy, and deliverance because of Jesus.
I read something the other day about Noah, and I want you to catch some perhaps new revelation regarding his experience. I’m sure you’re familiar with the story of Noah and the Ark, and how God saved his family and two of every kind of animal before the Flood began. You’ll find his account in Genesis 7.
There’s an interesting aspect to the Ark. It didn’t have windows along the sides. They were only near the roof. How do you think the people and animals would have reacted to the terrible noise and sight of rain, storms, and flooding outside if they’d been able to see out windows. I think we skip the aspect of how God preserved those IN the Ark beyond the physical aspect. He didn’t want them to focus on the terror outside, or the darkness around them, or the evil from the world they’d escaped. He wanted them to know they were safe in the presence of His Ark. His protection surrounded them and delivered them, didn’t it?
Also consider during this time I’m sure the waves battered the Ark, and if the people/animals were standing, they could have fallen. But they all survived. If Noah had fallen IN the Ark, God’s goodness kept him safe and delivered him. He never fell out of the Ark, nor did the animals. They were safe.
So, as you begin this New Year of 2024, do so in faith, with excitement, joy, and peace knowing your Savior knows where you are, what you’re experiencing, and will continue to direct your steps throughout the days and months ahead. Psalm 139 says wherever we run (go), God is there, so keep your focus on Jesus. He’s got good things ahead for you.