Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Everyday Life

TODAY'S SPECIAL: Read Genesis 8:15-22

Noah and his family leave the ark - Artist unknown
Noah and his family leave the ark - Artist unknown
TO CHEW ON: "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." (Genesis 8:22)

The flood was over. At last the animals and people could leave the ark!

Here they came, tumbling out of the doorway, taking deep breaths of fresh air, skipping, jumping, running, then galloping. They loved the feel of the sun on their backs and the breeze on legs and faces.

Best of all, God had told them there would be no more floods. Now life could get back to normal.

Though we’ll never have to go through a worldwide flood like Noah and his family did, we also live through things which disturb our everyday routine. These can be as frightening as having our house burn down or as fun as going on a vacation. But whether good or bad, there comes a time when we’re ready to get back to ordinary everyday life

Before you complain that that’s too boring, think of all the variety God has built into the repeats of nature. Match the opposites of everyday living on the lists below:

PRAYER: Dear God, thank You for day and night, and the seasons which make up my life on earth. Amen.

MORE: Covenant
God gave Noah a special sign that He would keep His promise never again to destroy the earth in a flood.

- Read about it in Genesis 9:13-15
- Can you name the order of the colors in a rainbow?
- Using books or the internet, find out how rainbows form in nature.


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