For many years Noah worked on the ark. To his generation the ark was a powerful visual sermon, a wakeup statement, a call to repentance and salvation.
But no one listened. Not even one, except his family, most likely reluctantly. The message of the ark was too ridiculous, too naive, too unscientific, too intruding, too provoking, too undesirable to his civilization. They believed that their destinies were firmly secured in their hands. They arrogantly thought that no one could challenge them anymore, not even the God Almighty.
It is the same today. Our civilization is too sophisticated to hear God knocking. We do not want Him to disrupt our lives. We have our own plans. Deceived, we are frantically trying to rebuild the Tower of Babel, fantasizing that the day is drawing nigh when we will finally claim the very throne of God.
The golden image of our Babylon is almost cast. The furnace if getting hot. The instruments of science are fine-tuned and ready to call us to bow down and worship. Nebuchadnezzars and Nimrods of our days are defiant. But, just as it was with the Noah’s generation ours too will be suddenly and shockingly surprised.
C.S. Lewis wrote: “For this time it will God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. It will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realized it before or not.”
The night is falling. The storm is coming. It is about to start raining heavily again. Do not miss the light calling you to enter the ark.