I wonder whether Noah thought it was a good idea to build a giant boat and fill it with animals. What do you think? Would you have done what God asked? Noah did.
When was the last time someone asked you to do something? Did you do what they asked?
What was the last thing you asked for?
Did you get it?
God asked Noah to do something for him. It was a very big job, that would take him a long time to finish, and he would need a lot of help to do it. Can you guess what God asked Noah to do? He asked Noah to build an ark... a bit like a very, very big boat, and then he told him to put lots of animals inside it. How many animals can you think of?
The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”
And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.
Sometimes God asks us to do things too. Sometimes they seem like very big and tricky things to do, but God is always with us. He will always help us when we are struggling.
As a reminder of what God asked Noah to do, look out for animals and birds this week. Every time you see an animal or bird ask God what he would like you to do to help him.
Dear God, please help me to do what you want me to do. Amen