I recently watched the Noah movie an epic adaptation of the book of Noah in Genesis – This movie stirred something inside making me think of the faith that Noah had in the creator Our Father.
Genesis 6 vs 22 Noah did everything just
as God commanded him.
Any movie based on the Bible reference is going to bring about controversy as it is the directors interpretation of what is read, I went back and read the book of Genesis, some of the things in the movie are not true and correct but then again it is based on the book and the imagination of the director. I think it was a good movie as it captures the modern audience.
The story of Noah every young child knows as the man who built the ark with the animals walking two by two but this movie went deeper into the emotion of a man of faith tested to the limit, broken and restored by the Creator Our Father.
We all have our own set of problems no man can solve – pray is our only answer the answers do not come immediatly but in time signs are shown. We are born of this earth to leave a legacy, an everlasting story that will be told by many through our actions good or bad.
It is also fitting as it is the time of Lent and the 40 days and 40 nights are referenced in the story of Noah,
Genesis 7 vs 17 – For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.
During this time of lent we are meant to fast, give up something you love as a sacrifice – this allows us to come closer to our Creator but not only this but also through prayer.
We are reminded through the story of Noah that even though we go through bad times it will not endure forever, through Noah’s faith we were reassured that nothing like The Flood would ever happen again…
Genesis 8 vs 21-22 The Lord smelt the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil childhood. And never again will I destoy all living creatures, as I have done.
Reading the story again I feel a sense of hope that every cloud has a silver lining – we all are meant to find the rainbow which is a sign that we are Gods children and he loves each and every one of us – We are meant to share this love with the world.