As long-time Karen's Korner readers know, there was a group of 15 of us from this area who traveled to the Creation Museum and the Ark replica for a couple of days last summer.
That trip upped our interest in looking deeper into the book of Genesis. From young kids to our adult Sunday School class, we have studied each week this entire year from that book of the Bible. (We are finishing our third booklet of ten lessons each and we are up to Genesis 8. It's going to take us awhile!)
Each of the ten weeks we are given two Bible verses (five weeks for each one) to study and learn; some of us do better with that than others.
We have taken a long hard look at Noah and the Ark. People don't have to be much of Bible scholar to know the story of Noah building the ark because God told him to, and gathering his family and all the animals to save them from the flood that was coming.
For decades, Noah listened to God's instructions on how to build it successfully. While Noah worked, he tried to tell of the coming impending disaster and invited others to 'get on the boat'. He was met with much ridicule, as at that point it had never rained.
It was after Noah, his three sons, and their wives plus the animals were all on the ark. And with rain beginning, that people believed and wanted on the massive structure. But it was too late.
Part of the studies show us how all the Bible fits together from beginning to end. Our Bible verse for the last five weeks before summer break is Jesus speaking in John 10:9, "I am the door, if anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture."
Like in the time of Noah, Jesus is inviting all of us about 'getting on His boat'.
The answer is up to each of us. Do we want on? Or don't we?