I’m not much of a builder. I didn’t get those genes from my father. Actually, I must not have gotten his fishing, hunting, oil-changing and handy-man genes either. Sigh.
Here’s the deal: My wife does those things. She’s good at them, and, for the most part, enjoys them.
She’s the builder, painter, landscaper, and fixer.
I cook stuff. Don’t judge (unless I’m on one of those cooking shows, then you can judge for yourself and declare me the WINNER).
So, when I read about Noah in the Biblical book of Genesis, I get a little bothered. OK, more than bothered…I get downright bugged by the guy. He not only constructed a very large boat, but he also took the helm of said boat and navigated open waters. Don’t even get me started about my boating fiascos, um, I mean, adventures.
The guy built an ARK, for crying out loud. This wasn’t a kayak or canoe. It was huge. About one and a half football fields huge!
But, catch this: he also built an ALTAR (see Genesis 8:20). The first thing he did after the waters subsided, and he was able to walk on dry land, was to build an altar.
One was his work unto the Lord and the other was his worship unto the Lord. He did both really well.
Friends, each of us have work AND worship…and they should be done well, and unto the Lord.
What is your ark?
Where is your altar?
Let’s do them both well, and do them as unto the Lord. That’s the Noah Way!