This blog entry is a bit different from my (Wally) norm, but it seems appropriate as we look forward to the new year. My Sunday School class is currently studying Genesis where the story of Noah is found in chapters 6 through 9. Following are a few things that can be learned from the story.
1. Don’t miss the boat.
2. Don’t forget that we’re all in the same boat.
3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.
4. Stay fit. When you’re six hundred years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big.
5. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with what has to be done.
6. Build your future on high ground.
7. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
8. Two heads are better than one.
9. Speed isn’t always an advantage; the snails were on board with the cheetahs.
10. When you’re stressed, float awhile.
11. Remember that the ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic was built by professionals.
12. Remember that woodpeckers inside are a larger threat than the storm outside.
13. No matter the storm, when God is with you, there’s a rainbow waiting.
Happy New Year!