Remembering Noah’s Ark

Last September 13, 2009, we watched a play by Trumpets, a famous theater company in the Philippines that behind the critically acclaimed productions of Joseph The Dreamer, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and Little Mermaid, titled N.O.A.H (Not an Ordinary Aquatic Habitat.  The story is based from the famous Bible story, Noah’s Ark with a little twist.  The setting is not on 2nd Century B.C. but somewhat like 2B.C. with a look of 2009A.D.  Moving on, if you haven’t read or somewhat forgot the story please refer to the Bible Genesis 6-9.

The story started that people are already busy on themselves, they mind their own business and not considering others, they didn’t treasure God’s creation and only by throwing trash everywhere.  Therefore the world became corrupt and full of sins, and God wants to destroy the world.

By reflecting on the previous paragraph, don’t we see these everyday? People throwing trash, robbery or snatching incident, bribery, killings, corruption, destroying God’s creation.  Just look at Philippines we can  these see scenarios, and we can also  for the other 194 countries in the world. 

The question here what if, and I know this will not happen, God break his promise (Gen. 9:11)?

11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth."

What if we won’t see any rainbow anymore (Gen 9:13)?

13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

To be honest I don’t what to do, God can destroy the world with a single click.  He can press the RESET button right away.  However since God loves us, He will not break his covenant with us, his creations.  Therefore since this world is a gift from our Heavenly Father, we better start to do our end of the bargain: to take care this world which God’s have entrusted us and to enjoy on His beautiful creation.

Generis 9:1-7

1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. 2The fear and dread of you will fall upon all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon every creature that moves along the ground, and upon all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hands. 3 Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.

4 "But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. 5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man.

6 "Whoever sheds the blood of man,
       by man shall his blood be shed;
       for in the image of God
       has God made man.

7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it."

For further reading:

  1. Truly, no ordinary ‘N.O.A.H.’
  2. Genesis 6-9 (NIV)

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