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Joshua 3:7-4:7

Earlier this month, my family and I took a trip to Virginia Beach, VA.  One of our stops was at Appomattox, VA in the McLean House, where, on 4/9/1865, Lee surrendered to Grant.,_Virginia) Years of fighting and bloodshed preceded that surrender.  We remember the sacrifice many soldiers made.

Although Virginia is chock-full of history, Israel is loaded with history as well.  Because of God’s power, Israelites miraculously crossed over the Jordan River on dry ground, even though it was “at flood stage.”  Twelve stones were taken from the Jordan River’s middle ground to their camp.  Joshua then set the stones up as a memorial.  I guess Joshua had a different kind of Memorial Day.


Genesis 9:1-17

God is so good!  On Thursday last week my family went to the Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  I had just hoped for a cloudy day so it would somewhat make me feel like I was in Noah’s time.  I got my wish and more.  It was cloudy and sprinkling when we got off the ark.  We noticed a couple of people with cameras pointed towards the sky.  Then, as we looked up, we saw a double rainbow!    I immediately remembered God’s promise to Noah and all living creatures that He wouldn’t again destroy all life with a great flood.  I was moved to tears and felt very happy spiritually.


Genesis 6:9-22, Genesis 7-8

Surely nearly everyone has heard at least part of the Biblical account of Noah and the ark.  But have many stopped to think about his wife?  Though she’s not mentioned by name, she’s mentioned several times in Genesis.  She and Noah had three sons, Shem, Japheth and Ham.  So, she helped to raise three boys.  Once this family comes on the scene, all of the “boys” are married.  Since Noah was 600 years old at the time of the flood, I’m thinking his wife might have been about the same age.  This wife and mother was on the ark with her family and many animals probably experiencing ear-popping as they floated above the mountains.  What an adventure!

Later, Noah and his wife’s sons had quite a few kids.  So, if she was still around, she could have been a grandma too.

Being a mother can be so much fun!  Happy Mother’s Day!


Genesis 7:11-16, Genesis 10:1

April showers bring May flowers.  I couldn’t help but think that with a recent rain.  It was nothing like the rain in 2008 that caused flooding here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  But that flood wouldn’t compare to the flood in Noah’s time.

Imagine Noah and his family on the ark with all of those animals.  Maybe there was some initial fear, but surely they ended up feeling like God gave them eight free tickets to a floating zoo with animals from around the world!  They wouldn’t have to think about crowds.  If one or two of Noah’s family wanted to look at a certain animal, chances are the other family members would be elsewhere, perhaps looking at other animals they’d never seen before.

Maybe Noah shared animal tales later with his grandkids.    What an amazing adventure Noah and his family had!