Noah is for us an example of faith and trust in God. God asked Noah to build a boat, a huge boat.
Genesis 6.15 describes the size of the boat. In meters it gives: 135 meters long, 23 meters wide, 14 meters high. Imagine building such a big boat without all the tools we have today. We don’t know exactly how long Noah took to build the ark, but we do know that it took several years. Why do you think Noah didn’t give up along the way? There may be several reasons, but one of the reasons is that Noah knew his God and knew that God always honoured his promises. When Noah entered the boat with the animals and his family, the rain began to fall on the earth and for 40 days it didn’t stop. That’s a long time, 40 days in a boat with animals and water all around you. But Noah trusted God and knew that his God would honour his promises and that one day the rain would stop and that they could all get out of the boat. God made promises to Noah and he kept them.
The promises that the Father makes to you, he will fulfill them too. Even if it takes time, you must keep faith and hope and trust in God. You may be in a difficult situation right now and you’re saying to yourself, “It’s never going to get better.” But Jeremiah 29:11 affirms “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Then always remember that the Father is a perfect father and that he is not a man to lie. He always honours his promises.
Write Jeremiah 29.11 on a sheet of paper and cut out all the words. The children will have to redo the verse by sticking each piece to the wall in order to redo the sentence.
Never forget that even if you are currently going through difficult things, one day it will end and you will see the sun rise over you and God the Father’s plan fulfilled in you.