I always thought that 40 days and nights was the duration of the Flood, but it turns out that its more like a year than 6 weeks, when all the time frames are added up.
Also the day the ark was finished was the day the flood began. God told Noah he was going to destroy the earth but not how that was going to happen, Noah lived about 100 miles into the desert and probably never seen the sea, never mind a boat. Not only was the ark to be built, but food had to be gathered for them and the animals I can see Mrs Noah wondering about the menu and groceries! Did Noah wonder how to gather all the animals and birds?
I wonder how I would have managed the stress of it all, thinking that it was all for me to do...but God had the animals come to Noah, there is a picture of peace and order that only God could orchestrate. All got done in the allotted time. And who would close the door to the Ark? God was their protection, and he done it.
When I don't have all the pieces worked out in life or can see the way ahead, I remember Noah he had been given a task and he done it and God done his part.
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