And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. (Gen 6:19)
In a world where God had lost faith in humanity, he found only one man he could trust. His name was Noah. He took Noah, put him in a wooden ark and entrusted a pair of every animal species to him. Noah and his family were to feed and preserve human and animal life until the coast was clear. God had found a faithful steward.
God is always looking for stewards who can protect, preserve and propagate the life in anything He entrusts them with. A fetus? An idea? A vision? A family? A million dollars? A promise? Hope?
Noah had a huge responsibility. He had to lead his own family, keeping everybody happy and agreeable,(in-laws inclusive). He had to make sure the monkeys weren't bored and that the birds got enough exercise for their wings. He had to cater to the owl's irregular sleeping habits - making sure everyone was quiet enough to afford them their afternoon sleep. Noah had to LEAD. God counted on him to ensure everyone and every animal thrived outside of their natural habitat.
Can God trust you to represent Him well in crises situations? Can you inspire yourself and others to still call God "God" even in trying, uncomfortable times?
God thinks generationally. When His treasured truths become unpopular in a generation, He finds someone in that generation to entrust them to. He expects these ones to keep them safe and pass such on to succeeding generations. This was what He did with Noah. And Abraham. And the Early Church. Let us receive grace to be life-preserving stewards of God's trust.
Pause and Ponder
If things multiply in my hands rather than die, God will never hesitate to give me more.