As in the Days of Noah
by Linda Wood Rondeau
“And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalm 9:10 (NKJV)
Social distancing? Probably not a phrase in Noah’s time. He lived in an age where everyone sought only to please themselves. God told him to build a humungous boat … even gave directions as to how big and wide and everything he’d need for his barn-upon-the-waters.
Then the rains came, and God shut the door.
I imagine he thought, like many of us in forced isolation, this storm will blow over in a day or two.
As the weeks turned into a month and longer, I suppose Noah had plenty of time to fear the days ahead. Life as he knew it was gone forever. Now what? How does one start anew when everything familiar is gone?
We may not have the same cataclysmic event as Noah faced. However, we are in extremely uncertain times. There is no one on earth who has not been impacted in some way or another with this pandemic. We do know the effects will be with us for quite some time. Maybe the worst may be over for Americans by the time you read this. Only God knows what the future holds.
Life as we have become familiar with has been significantly altered, at least for the present time. But for us who put our trust in the Lord, we can be assured He will guard us through the rising waters into the future.
A veteran social worker, award-winning author Linda Wood Rondeau resides in Hagerstown, MD, with her husband of over forty years and where she is active in her local church. Readers may visit her website at www.lindarondeau.com or contact her through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.