Day 4: Genesis 6:11-14 – The Rescuer

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Well, I didn’t forget about yesterday’s post, but… there was a lot of grandparenting going on. So… two days for the price of one today!❤️

Day 4: Genesis 6:11-14

You know the story.

 

The Ark, Obedient Noah and a Rainbow Story? Right?

 

But you may ask, “What does this story have to do with Jesus and Advent?”

  • A world corrupted by sin… eat up with cruelty and violence

  • Noah, a man chosen by God, to rescue his family and a sampling of animals in an ark…

  • And rain… lots of rain. Rain that continued for days upon days. Rain that washed away all the hate and sadness and everything that had gone wrong… Rain that would make the world clean again.

  • Hope in the form of an olive branch in the mouth of a returning dove. Our promise-making and promise-keeping God provided a new beginning – a clean start in a beautiful world.

“And like a warrior who puts away his bow and arrow at the end of a great battle, God said, “See, I have hung up my bow in the clouds. And there, in the clouds – just where the storm meets the sun – was a beautiful bow made of light.It wasn’t long before everything went wrong again, but God wasn’t surprised, he knew this would happen. That’s why before the beginning of time, he had another plan – a better plan. A plan not to destroy the world, but to rescue it – a plan to one day send His own Son, the Rescuer.” excerpt from Sally Lloyd Jones and The Jesus Storybook Bible

You see, Advent is our rescue story. It is about our Rescuer. He was always the plan.

 

“Our planned-from-the-beginning-of-time” Rescuer who seeks and saves… Jesus the Messiah.

 

Lord,

I understand the desire to wipe away all the decay of sin and wickedness.

Sometimes the evil is so strong that destroying it completely is the only way to eliminate it.

And yet you promise not to destroy all flesh again.

Instead, you’ve made another way.

You sent us a Rescuer and the hope of new life in Jesus.

Come soon, Lord.

Amen

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