Genesis 9:8-17 (Psalm 25:1-10); 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15
For the people in Noah’s day, there was no scientific warning of a natural disaster, just a crazy man building an ark.
Sometimes I’m watching TV news and reach the point where I cannot take in all the violence and destruction. So I turn off the television and try to get involved in something that will take my mind off the news. God, however, does not have that option. God does not have a remote control to change the channels. God cannot move to the suburbs or close a door to hide from the violence. God’s eyes are not averted. God’s heart is not numbed.
In an account in which only Satan, wild animals, and angels are with Jesus, the reader is also present.