After sharing the oil painting of Noah’s Ark by Giovanni yesterday, I’m sharing the story of Noah’s Ark today. God had seen the wickedness of man & was grieved and “His heart was filled with pain” we’re told in Genesis 6:6. God also told Noah that He was going to bring a flood upon the earth to “destroy all life under the heavens”, except for Noah and his family and 2 of every kind of creatures that would go into the ark.
In chapter 9 of Genesis, God makes a covenant with Noah and all living creatures that He called “a covenant for all generations to come” (v.12).
The covenant that God made is the rainbow, as He told Noah: “Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” Gen. 9:16 NIV
(pic taken 11/3/2016 from my home)