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What God Found (or maybe Who) October 23, 2011

Posted by Michelle Knoll in Devotionals.
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Welcome!  If you haven’t read any of the first stories in this storybook, then I encourage you to start at the beginning.  And for those of you who have already read those stories, it’s been a year since they were posted, so you might want to go back and review them.

In our last bedtime story, we talked about how the earth was filled completely with evil.

It was really bad.

The Lord repented of making man. This means that He changed His mind about creating man.  He had big dreams for the people He created, but they no longer cared about God’s dreams or ideas or even God.  He wasn’t angry, though, he was hurt.  Deeply hurt.

But… He was still full of Love.  So He looked and looked for someone to share that Love with, even when the whole world was full of wickedness and evil.

Let’s stop and think about that.  Suppose you lived in an area where the crime was horrible, and you wanted to move away to a safe place.  Okay, but suppose there wasn’t a safe place anywhere.   That would be scary, wouldn’t it?  Well, that’s the way the world was, at this time in its history.  There was NO place to go, to escape from evil.

Sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it?

But even in the midst of all of this nightmare, God found someone who wasn’t involved in the wickedness.  He found Noah.

But what made Noah so special that God would notice him, among all the people in the world?

Well, Noah obeyed God’s rules and treated other people the way they were supposed to be treated.  He wasn’t mean like everyone else.  He didn’t do evil things.

That would be someone you’d want to know, right?  Me too.

Noah was a really good guy.  He did what God wanted all of mankind to do: he followed God’s rules.

Then, the Bible says something very important: Noah walked with God.

When you take a walk with someone, they can see you, you know?  They can know things about you.  They can watch what you do.  Noah knew God could see him, and Noah knew God watched everything he did.  Noah thought about God and about God’s rules.  And this caused Noah to be obedient.

Do you keep God on your mind?

Do you think about God’s rules?

This is what Noah did.

Or do you forget God is there, watching everything?

This is what the wicked and evil people did.

Have you ever been forgotten?  Or have you ever been waiting on someone to pick you up, and they were late, and you felt like they forgot all about you?  It’s not a good feeling, is it?

Well, it hurt God’s heart to be forgotten by the people He had created.

But did God get angry over that?

No.  He did not.  And we’ll talk about that more in our next bedtime story.

In the meantime, just remember: God’s never forgotten about you.  He always thinks about you.

Do you think about Him?

Good night.