The Waters Receded

But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.

Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. The water receded steadily from the earth.

At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.

Genesis 8:1-5

As I approached the walking path to the metal rails, my eyes could not fathom what I was seeing. Something that was 3D appeared to be 2D, flat without depth. It was as if my eyes no longer had the capability of depth perception. For it was 18 miles to the other side of the Grand Canyon.

As I stood near the edge I knew that one misstep could lead to a mile-long fall to one’s death. My stomach had butterflies as my loved ones neared the rails. My fear quickly heightened to frustration as I watched many people dangle their legs over the edge, lean way out beyond the rail, or step off of the path to an unbarred edge to pose precariously: the risk of death for a moment of a lifetime experience.

Do they know their Creator?

God created all of Earth and everything within it (John 1:3) to provide us with a lifetime of experiences to draw closer to Him. In God’s creation, we can see His great care of every detail including that of a little ant that crawls along the edge of the majestic Grand Canyon that was indeed carved by the flood of Noah’s time.

God planned from before creation to send His Son, Jesus, so that anyone who believes in Him will not perish in hell, but have eternal life (John 3:16). Do you believe in Him?

Prayer: Dear Father, what an amazing world we live in. Everywhere we look we see evidence of you as the Mighty Creator. Help us to slow down and appreciate what you, through your Son, have done for us. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

Published by Tiffany C. Schwander

Tiffany has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University and has been helping families for over 20 years. She and her husband, Mark, are raising their teenage twin sons to be strong in their faith and knowledgeable in the Word to strongly face life’s joys and trials. Tiffany has been Linda Colby’s associate teacher for the past three years in a national women’s ministry leading and guiding women and teens. Tiffany enjoys encouraging, teaching and counseling women and children into a closer relationship with Jesus as they study His Word.

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