Safe in the ark

Many of us know the story of Noah in the Bible—that God directed him to build an ark, a large boat that housed Noah, his family, and many animals during a flood of apparently unmatched magnitude. Even as the waters rose, through his simple understanding of God, and obedience to His direction, Noah and his family were safe.

For others of us, rising waters may sometimes come in the form of difficult events in our lives, or widespread, growing threats to humanity’s well-being. During such times there is refuge to be found in turning to our all-loving Father-Mother God—the creator and preserver of all. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble,” the Bible promises (Psalms 46:1).

In the Christian Science textbook, Mary Baker Eddy conveys the deep spiritual significance of the ark, which we can see borne out in Noah’s experience and is applicable to us today. She defines ark this way: 

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