This noon I took Noah's grandma out for Chinese food. Nila Gene wrote the following which was read at Noah's funeral.
THE NOAH PROJECT
GOD spoke to little Noah Luke, "I have a plan for you. You have to start early, 3 months early. David understood that plan and wrote in Ps 139:16, "You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed."(NLT)
And GOD continued, "You have a building project, fashioned the same as your namesake in MY Word. Yes Noah, you can build a boat, your boat. And, my dear child, as you build, there will be some bumps in the process. But hold on to My promise to you in 1 Cor 10:13, "GOD is faithful. He will not allow the temptations to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure." (NLT)
And Noah began his project on Aug. 4, 2010. His boat was to be fashioned much smaller than the normal size. In the building process, Noah experienced some of those bumps that GOD had foretold; ventilation, circulation, and waste management were detrimental to that developing vessel. But he was not alone in the building mission. There were angels present with him all the time. Angels came in the form of professional builders who came before the onset of the project and stayed with him for 24 hours a day and 7 days each week. They assisted him with any help he needed during the entire building project. He had a mother who kept a watchful eye on his project everyday. He had a father who was with him everyday, either in spirit or in body. He also had other relatives and a multitude of angelic friends and prayer warriors praising GOD for his mission and sending requests for continuing building instructions for Noah. These angels were all encourager's and exhorter's, the nuts and bolts and nails that held the builders together. Noah persevered and thrived during the boat-building.
Then 2 1/2 months into the project, GOD spoke to Noah Luke again, "Now is the time, now is the day of salvation." And the water came; for 2 weeks the flood swelled and on Oct. 21, 2010 under the watchful eye of his parents and brothers, the ropes on Noah's boat were released. His journey was short and peaceful. His little boat landed and GOD spoke again, "Noah, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the Heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering. You have come to the assembly of GOD'S firstborn children, whose names are written in Heaven. You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in Heaven who have now been made perfect. You have come to JESUS, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and man. Heb 12:22 (NLT)
And Noah would give this message to each of us from Mk 10:15 "Let the children come to me Don't stop them. For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children." And Noah's building project continues on through each of us.
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