Safety of the Ark

By Linda Tancs

In Noah’s day, God commanded him to build an ark to save himself and his family from God’s destruction of the world due to its sinfulness (Genesis 6:9–9:19). The bosom of the ark served as God’s bosom. Today we don’t need a wooden ark to serve as a bosom. Jesus is our ark. He delivers us from judgment, just as the ark did for Noah’s clan (John 3:16). Do you have the same faith in Christ that Noah had in the ark? Let your hope in Him anchor your soul (Hebrews 6:19).

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An Encounter With the Ark

By Linda Tancs

Noah’s ark is the storied vessel discussed in the Bible’s Book of Genesis, built by Noah to save his family and a menagerie from a world-engulfing flood. While scientists debate the existence of the real McCoy at Mount Ararat in Turkey, you can witness your own real-life model of the life-saving ship at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. The museum features a full-size ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, spanning 510 feet in length, 85 feet in width and 51 feet in height. Built from standing dead timber by skilled Amish craftsmen, the ark contains three decks of exhibits, including life-like animal sculptures. The site also includes exotic live animals from around the world in Ararat Ridge Zoo.