- Genesis 7:12-13 (NKJV)
- 12 And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.
- 13 On the very same day Noah and Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark—
I don’t know the exact date the Flood occurred, but whatever the date; it was a bad, bad day for virtually every human on the planet. However, on the very same day the Flood occurred, Noah and his family entered the ark entering into a whole new journey of life and destiny.
It is so easy to see life one-dimensionally. You’ve seen it happen; it’s probably happened to you…
Someone gets bad news and for them the world comes to an end—they see all of life from that one perspective.
Maybe it was the death of a loved-one, a divorce, the loss of a job, or a serious illness. For all practical purposes, at that moment, their life came to an end. Yet look them up a year or two later and they will often give a different story.
They will remember that sad and tragic day but they will also tell you that it was on that same day that God revealed Himself in a new way. They will tell you that it was also on that day that they began a new journey towards a new life and destiny.
Remember, as bad as they are, death, disaster, heartbreak, and tragedy do not have to be the end. They may usher in the end of life as you have known it, but for the one who has committed their lives to God there will always be a way of escape that leads to a new life and destiny.
So the ONE THING for today is this: No matter how bad things may be for you today, remember, with every ending there is also the seeds of a new beginning.
“On that same day…”
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.