Thank God for Noah

daviddunnIt’s amazing how many events have happened throughout history that we can attribute to why we are here. We think of and honor the sacrifices that our service women and men have made to ensure our freedom and lifestyle. But there’s also a time in history that we just think of as a “story” at times. It’s about Noah and the ark. God was really upset – upset to the point He wanted to wipe out ALL of mankind. But there was one man who made God smile. God said, “This guy brings me pleasure. He makes me smile. I’ll start over with his family.” Because Noah brought pleasure to God, you and I are alive today. Noah loved God more than anything else in the world, even when no one else did! This is what God wants most from us: a relationship! It’s the most astounding truth in the universe: our Creator wants to fellowship with us. God made us to love us, and He longs for us to love Him back. He says, “I don’t want your sacrifices – I want your love; I don’t want your offerings – I want you to know me.” Nothing else comes close in importance. Jesus called it the greatest commandment. He said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.”