And today’s guest blogger is…………..Martha Stewart!
Nah, I’m just messin’ with ya.

Pastor Ryan had a sermon about Noah awhile back. He stressed Noah didn’t drop the board but continued on with God’s assignment: building the ark. He was led to persevere by faith. Recently I walked into a local retail establishment and boards with sayings seem to be popular. Now if I was crafty, I’d take one of our pieces of kindling for the fireplace and stain it. I’d write DON’T DROP THE BOARD in magnificent penmanship on one side. On the flip side I’d have
By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
Hebrews 11:7

Noah’s decision to follow through on God’s assignment led him to pick up and not drop a multitude of boards. (Think of the slivers!) His obedience to God’s commands saved his household from the devastating flood.

Flash backwards a thousand years or so: How many boards were in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden? It doesn’t really matter. The one limb (potential board) of consequence held the apple of doom.

Flash forward thousands of years to a humble carpenter’s son who like Noah didn’t drop the board. Jesus carried a cross for the saving of the world. We are the heirs of righteousness because Our Savior, although knowing all things not yet seen, still gave His life for all. Noah’s multitude of boards saved his household. Jesus’ two/three boards saved millions. As written in William Hyper’s hymn, “God works in mysterious ways.”

I’m very blessed to be a member of God’s family tree and that He is Divine Chairman of the Board.

In His Grip,

Jeanie Shank


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