And on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. (Gen. 8:4)
Have you ever had to move a long distance? My wife and I have, and even though there is just the two of us, enough to fill an entire house! It takes planning, organizing, seeking, searching, long hours, and many moving parts to accomplish packing, traveling, and moving into a new place. It is said to be one of the most stressful events in people’s lives, and I can agree to that!
Can you imagine how Noah and his family felt? They had to trust God that, when the waters finally receded, the ark would land somewhere that they could safely exit the boat. It took many months for the world to dry off enough for Noah and his family to step out of the ark and begin their new life. Moving across state lines can take less than a day, not nearly a year! Thank goodness! For Noah and his family, landing in an entirely new world must have been much more overwhelming than moving from one state to another.
God had a plan for Noah and his family, and they had to trust in the moving process, despite never having done it before. Were they ready for their new adventure? Were they ready for a new life? They had to be. God was with them through it all, leading them to a new home.
Choose to trust God when you find yourself in a new place.
Aaron Miller is a licensed minister at Bay City Wesleyan Church of the Great Lakes District of The Wesleyan Church. He loves spending time with family and meeting new people.
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