'Into the ark' at Christmastime

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

This is the time of year in Oregon when I can’t help but think about the Bible story of Noah’s Ark. As rain pours down day after day, having an ark doesn’t sound like such a bad idea. One December, I was reading this story and was touched by God’s invitation to Noah to “come into the ark,” along with Noah’s wife and children (see Gen. 6:18).

Noah had built the ark to God’s exact specifications. But what if he hadn’t actually ever gotten around to entering the ark? What would have been the point?

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