If you love children’s books, you’ll love the new book by my guest and friend Connie Arnold. Connie is on a book tour for Olive and the Great Flood, published by Guardian Angel Publishing. The illustrations in the book are wonderful.
Connie will be giving away a book at the end of the tour. So, if you’d like to enter, be sure to comment on this post. Or if you’d like additional chances, check out her site at the end of this post for the other blog tour sites and leave a comment on them as well.
Saved from the Storm
If you saw someone building a huge ship, not just a little sailboat or kayak but a gigantic ship, when there was no water anywhere around, wouldn’t you think that person might be at least a little crazy? How could anyone possibly transport that humongous vessel to a waterway?
That must have been among the thoughts of the people in Noah’s day. He let them know of God’s plan to flood the earth because of the rampant sin, and this giant ark provided the only hope of being saved from the deluge. Everyone laughed and made fun of Noah. There wasn’t a cloud in sight! It had rained before,* and, certainly, no one had ever needed a ship!
Do you see any resemblance there to what Jesus faced during His life on earth? He warned people of the consequences of their sins and taught that He was the way, the truth, and the life, and only through Him could they be saved. They scoffed at Jesus much as the people had laughed at Noah.
The ark was a shelter in the coming storm, a means of being saved from sins. Jesus is the ultimate shelter and way of salvation. The name Noah means “rest.” Those on the ark could peacefully rest in safety. Jesus tells us to come to Him, and He will give us rest.
Jesus is our ark of security, peace, and safety, the way to be saved from our sins. Only Noah and his family (and the animals) were saved at that time, but we all can have hope and faith in Jesus for salvation from our sins and life.
***If you know of a child who would love this book, you can find Olive and the Great Flood available on Amazon.
Connie’s tour schedule and prize information can be found on her blog. Those commenting will be entered for the prize drawing with the winners to be announced on February 28.
***Bible scholars’ opinions are divided on the topic of no rain before the flood.