The Great Flood
After Adam and Eve sinned and left the Garden of Eden, mankind grew and populated the earth. The people built towns, raised animals, and grew crops to feed their hungry families. But the people did not follow Yahweh's ways and practiced violence everywhere. It hurt Yahweh so much that He even was sorry that He had made mankind. So He decided that it was best if He destroyed everything on the face of the earth, everything that had the breath of life-all living creatures.
Yahweh found one man that was righteous. The man's name was Noah. So Yahweh decided to save Noah and his family. He explained that a great flood was coming. Yahweh gave Noah instructions to build an ark that would keep them safe from the deep waters that would cover the earth. Noah obeyed Yahweh and got to work building the ark.
After the ark was built, Noah brought the animals inside that Yahweh told him to. When all the creatures were safely inside, Yahweh closed the door and it began raining. For 40 days and 40 nights it did not stop. Noah and his family lived for over one year in the ark. How happy they must have been to finally walk on dry ground when Yahweh caused the flood waters to recede! Yahweh promised never to destroy the world by a flood ever again. Whenever we see a rainbow, we are reminded of Yahweh's promise!
SCRIPTURE TO REMEMBER:
"And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, and remember the everlasting covenant between Elohim and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth."