Sunday 30 September 2012

Read with me: Genesis 8

The inner storm

I preached on Genesis 8 three years ago at the Chinese Church. What I tried to do then was recount Noah’s perspective of the events of the flood from within the ark. The storm has passed. The waters have subsided. Yet much of Genesis 8 is given to describing how Noah waited in the ark and waited for God’s word.

Here in these verses we see a different storm - one which raged within Noah’s heart.

When you have been through an intense emotional experience, the external conditions may change but it takes time for your internals to respond to that change. Your heart does not have an on-off switch.

Last week Genesis 7 focussed on the outer storm, but here Genesis 8 gives us a glimpse into the inner storm – the turmoil within Noah’s heart.

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