Every great story has a great climax — even true stories.
We’ve reached our climax in the story of Noah’s Ark.
The time had come.
Drip, drip, drop, WHOOSH!
“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.”
~ Genesis 7:11-12 (NIV)
God had patiently waited 120 years between giving the warning that He was sending a flood and the time when the flood gates actually opened, but finally the time had come.
For 120 years the people heard Noah preach God’s message. At any point they could have chosen to believe God’s warning and turn to Him for mercy.
The world had time to listen, believe and choose, but they refused. [Read more…]