In the globalized world of today, it is very easy for us to be distracted from the more meaningful things in life. As we go about our daily lives, trying to sort out our problems, we forget that there will be a time when none of these will matter anymore.
‘But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.’ (Matthew 24:37-39)
One day, Jesus was speaking to the disciples about how the end of times would be. He compared it to when Noah was chosen to build an ark in order to save himself, and anyone who would listen to him, from a devastating flood that was about to occur. Noah was a good man who feared God and never allowed himself to be influenced by the traditions and habits of the people around him, who were growing even more perverse and corrupt. Unfortunately, only his immediate family paid him any attention and were able to escape before the arrival of the great flood that wiped out the remaining population.
Similarly, we live in a world that makes it easy for us to be corrupted. However, if we maintain our faith in God and do His will, He promises to save us, as well as our families, fulfilling the covenant He made with Noah as soon as the waters had receded.
Our families are the most important assets we have apart from a good relationship with God. We do not want to see them afflicted by the ‘flood’ of problems and tribulations that the world has to offer. Furthermore, we want to survive this world and continue to live by God’s side, while the souls of our families are saved as well.
Therefore, in February, we will intercede on behalf of our family members by presenting their lives on the altar before God. Just like Noah saved his family by heeding God’s voice and building the ark, we believe we can also save our own families through our faith in Him.
From Sunday, 9 February until Sunday, 16 February, we will present the names and photos of our family members before God, praying for them throughout the week. We will ask God to help us remain faithful to Him just as Noah was, so that we can be saved and through us, our families as well. Not only will He save us from the troubles of this world during our lifetimes, but He will also grant us eternal salvation.
Event: Your Family in God’s Ark
Date: Sunday, 9 February – Sunday, 16 February
Time: 10 am
Location: Your local UCKG Help Centre