May 17-Rainouts

May 17-Rainouts

May 17: Rainouts

 

Scripture Lesson: Genesis 7:1-12, 9:12-17

 

On this date in 1945, every game on the American League schedule was rained out – for the fourth consecutive day! Wow, can you imagine the doubleheaders that had to be played to make up for all those rainouts?

 

The biggest rainout ever is described in our Scripture lesson today. The world had become so wicked that God decided to destroy both humans and animals with rain that would last for 40 days and 40 nights. Noah and his family were spared and survived the flood in an ark (directions on how to build it came from God) with two from every species of living creatures. Noah’s faith must have been put to the test while the ark was being constructed. After the flood, God’s promise to never destroy the world again was cemented by the rainbow. Even today, when we see a rainbow we can be reminded of God’s love for us.

  1. Why was the time building the ark a time of testing for Noah?

  2. What kind of faith did it take for Noah to follow through for God?

  3. How can we stand up for God even when no one else seems to do so?

Noah did not let public opinion keep him from following God. May we be willing to stand up for Him no matter where we are and who we are with.

 

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