Are You Building a Boat?

“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” Hebrews 11:7


There have been movies, books, documentaries, and numerous claims made that the site of the landing of the ark was found – even the Ark Encounter in northern Kentucky that draws 1000’s through its doors. But the best documentary on the Ark is the Bible.


Noah spent 120 years building a boat. The ark was the length of one and a half football fields. Taking the Bible’s dimensions, it was the size of approximately 570 boxcars. That amount of space would hold a large number of animals. If the average size animal was a sheep, it would hold around 125,000 animals. And remember, Noah didn’t take every animal just two of every species. Who builds an ark in the desert and hammers away on it for 120 years?


The ark was built without an instruction manual, labor unions, or a group of corporation sponsors. It was built by one man who had the call of God on his life. According to Jewish tradition, he made preparations by first planting the trees and after they were fully grown, he cut them down and built a boat out of them. That takes an unbelievable amount of time and patience.


We owe the survival of mankind to Noah because he had enough faith to take God at His word and act on it even though there were no immediate results.


What kind of boat are you building with your life? It will not be an ark to survive the flood but it will provide safety for you and others. Will you act of God’s Word and provide a safe shelter for your family? Will you be a witness for the Lord, even if it is for 120 years? Whatever call of God is on your life, grab your hammer and get busy.


Bro. Larry


P.S. Especially in the outbreak of the Coronavirus, you are building an ark of safety for you, your family, and all around you. Use the patience that Noah showed and especially your faith in God. Take the precautions needed and offer safety to others by using the wisdom God has given you.