What a task God gave to 500-year-old Noah! Imagine building a wooden boat one and a half football fields long (450 feet), wide enough to park 12 average cars side by side (75 feet), and 5 stories tall – with tools less sophisticated than your handsaw and hammer! And on top of that, God asked Noah to build the ark on dry land! Noah and his sons and neighbors had no idea what a flood was. Yet Noah obeyed God. With the help of his sons, he had it finished by the time he was 600.
We aren’t 500 years old, God has given us a task to build up His precious kids. It takes time and energy, and finances to prepare a life-giving message of God’s wonderfulness. We must be prepared and dependent on God to direct and equip us in all that we do.