“Yes, I am confirming my covenant with you. Never again will floodwaters kill all living creatures; never again will a flood destroy the earth.” -Genesis 9:11
Once Noah and his family and the animals were safely on land again, God blessed them and said to be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth (9:1). This was part of his covanent! It is a blessing to have children and fill the earth, not a burden as I’ve heard many people speak of their children.
Since I’ve only read this story a couple times, believe it or not, and have usually skimmed over it, there was much that is new to me. I never knew that God made a covenant to Noah saying that he would never again destroy all the earth with flood waters. This is reassuring after years of hearing about “global warming” and how the icebergs are going to melt and we’re going to sink. Sounds kinda silly really! We can trust God that He will not let this happen again!
Something to do:
Trust that when God sends “floods” in our lives, those seemingly impossible trials and events that come unexpectantly and seem to only weaken us, that He is doing this out of love and is purifying and disciplining us. We can trust that he will remember us (Gen 8:1) and will bring us out and into new life again!