Day 6: Noah Found Favor In The Eyes Of The Lord

Read Genesis 6:5-7:24 and Hebrews 11:7

“Noah’s Ark, Noah’s Flood, Lot’s of Water, Lot’s of Mud.” So reads the rather simplistic title of one of our favorite children’s books by John Morris of Institute for Creation Research. But the flood was so much more than that, wasn’t it? The flood wasn’t just a means of God’s judgement for the total depravity of mankind on earth, it was an instrument of His mercy. God used the flood not just to destroy the earth but to recreate it anew. And He promises to do the same again. When Christ returns, He will once more make all things new. Our hymn for today is taken from the following poem by Horatius Bonar and looks forward to that time.

“Come, Lord, and tarry not,
Bring the long-looked-for day;
Oh, why these years of waiting here,
These ages of delay?

Come, for Thy saints still wait;
Daily ascends their cry:
‘The Spirit and the Bride say, Come’;
Dost Thou not hear their cry?

Come, for creation groans,
Impatient of Thy stay;
Worn out with these long years of ill,
These ages of delay.

Come, for Thy foes are strong;
With taunting lips they say,
‘Where is the promised advent now,
And where the dreaded day?’

Come, in Thy glorious might;
Come, with Thine iron rod;
Disperse Thy foes before Thy face,
Most mighty Son of God.

Come, and make all things new,
Build up this ruined earth;
Restore our faded paradise,
Creation’s second birth.

Come, and begin Thy reign
Of everlasting peace;
Come, take the kingdom to Thyself,
Great King of Righteousness.”

(After singing All Things New, Listen to Handel’s Messiah by clicking on the following selections “All they that see him…” “He trusted God…”)

Click on the About link at the top of the page to find out how we use tiny objects like the one above to help remember each of the 25 people in the genealogy of Christ we will be reading about during the Advent season.


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