Following God’s Plan

“Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and outside. This is how you are to make it: The ark will be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. You are to make a roof, finishing the sides of the ark to within 18 inches of the roof. You are to put a door in the side of the ark. Make it with lower, middle, and upper decks.” Genesis 6:14-16 HCSB

The Creation Museum in northern Kentucky has embarked on a multi-million project to build an exact replica of the ark based on the detailed description provided in these verses of how the ark was to be built. The Ark Encounter project is a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction. In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, it presents a number of historical events centered on a full-size, all-wood Ark, which should become the largest timber-frame structure in the United States. – Learn more at:

It is amazing the exact detail that God provided Noah for building the ark. The boat was to be the length of one and half football fields and as high as a four story building with multiple floors. The boat was to be exactly six times longer than it was wide – which is the exact same ratio that ship builders use today. This boat was probably built miles from any body of water, and it was built without the modern tools we have today. It would have taken years to build such a massive boat.

Challenge: Imagine the faith that Noah and his family had to have to spend the time and energy required to build such a large boat. The neighbors thought Noah was crazy and laughed at him and his family as they faithfully followed God’s plans. Are you willing to follow God’s plan for your life, even if it means years of work and ridicule from others?

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