2010-05-10 - Noah's Wife: Godly Counselor
Mother's Day 2010
Genesis 6:5-13, 7:1-2, 8:15-19, 9:1-19
"Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives." Genesis 8:16
Everywhere Noah's wife went, there was violence. People were distorting everything good and holy. As a person with a heart for God, she and her family were in the minority. She was a captive, surrounded by sinful people who held little regard for God or the beliefs she held dear. God soon changed that, and destroyed all the disobedient people. When God brought a flood to wipe out the sinful people of the world, only eight were saved from the destruction, Noah, his wife, their three sons, and their wives. While the rest of the human race lost their lives, Noah's family lived in an ark, with every animal known to man.
Noah's wife did not have to impress anyone. She was a woman full of knowledge and expertise, available when and if her sons and daughter-in-laws needed her.
Noah's wife is a secondary character in the story about the ark and the flood, but I believe her presence made a difference. She has no speaking parts, and yet without her, the human race would not exist as it does today. It is through that lineage that you and I are here. In retrospect, many may not think her presence made a startling impact, but it was monumental.
Lord, I keep Your words close to my heart. Although thanks does not seem to be worthy enough, I thank You for continuing to believe in me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.