In Genesis chapters 6-9 of the Bible, you can find the story of Noah. It’s a beautiful children’s story that we share in Sunday School. God is so over humanity’s straight-up disobedience and evil lifestyles that He chooses to remove all of mankind from the world–with the exception of Noah and his family, of course. This is a brilliant children’s story. I love explaining corruption, judgement, and obedience to my nieces who ask a thousand questions about everything. I totally see why we share this story with kids.
When my pastor announced that the church was going to go through a series based on the story of Noah, I was a little hesitant. Honestly, that’s because it’s always told as a children’s story–even to adults. I’ve studied the story on my own before, and I always feel like pastors sell it short. Then something happened. My pastors have shared this story with new life, relevance, and understanding. The result: It is kind of changing my life and leading me into obedience. Hurray!
In the video below, you will find my take-away from the series so far. (We are heading into week three.) Just a heads-up to all my NightLight Branson team members: This is our challenge for the year, so get ready!
Want to watch or listen to the Noah series? You can do so here.
So here is the bottom line. You may feel crazy, alone, discouraged, and tired. That is ok. A lot of people feel that way. Noah felt that way. I feel that way sometimes. God is with us, He is for us, and He is preparing something great for us. He is going to use our stories to build the church. What an amazing thing we get to be part of.
Have you ever been challenged by a children’s bible story? What was it? Which story do you wish kids would stop hearing in children’s chapel? Come on. Tell me how you really feel.