Friday, 1 February 2008

A chilling truth

I wonder what the community’s reaction about the rain was. What was it like to suddenly realise that Noah was right after all, and they were wrong? It was to late to board the ark as it had been sealed shut by God. Do you think perhaps they could have been crying out,

“Why God why?”

only for their cries to go unheard or unheeded. For one hundred years, Noah was warning them of what was to come. For one hundred years, Noah felled trees, made lumber, hammered, chipped, gathered and stored and coped with every one’s disbelief. For one hundred years his community ignored his message of hope, and call to repent and turn back to the Lord. Yet it was not only Noah preaching they ignored; they also had the history of their ancestors also rebuking them. Adam and Eve, Cain and Able, Enoch, all bore witness to the mercy and severity of God. However instead of turning back to the Lord their creator and walking in right relationship with Him, putting to death their sinful ways, they continued to ignore Him and went their own ways.

Paul cries out, o wretched man that I am, who will save me from myself......

Knowing full well that it is Christ Jesus who saves and if any one sins, we have an advocate with the Father who is faithful and just and will forgive us of our sins, if we come to him and confess them to him. If we say we have no sin, then the truth is not in us....

Thank God for the cross.

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