Today I start my 31 Days of Blogging under the Title of
"Things I Love"
I decided to do this challenge alphabetically so Arks was first on my list (a bit obvious I suppose when you read the name of my blog) but I had also been planning a blog post on Arks for my Dose of Encouragement Series which I do every Wednesday so I'm combining them today.
I collect Noah's Arks,
- but I don't think there's a Flood coming!
Some people have joked with me about
"is there a flood coming?"when they have seen my collection (or some of it) of Noah's Arks.
I have always loved arks and pictures of Arks but my collection really began when our daughter was about 8 or 9.
Linda went on a weekend away with a Christian organization called Girl Crusaders.
While she was away she say a poster picture of an Ark and decided to buy it as a present for me.
On the journey home the corner got dog eared and Linda was very disappointed but I love my picture.
It was put into a blue frame and has always been in view somewhere in our home ever since.
|Can you see the crease in the top right corner?|
Well since then I have collected:
An Egg from America
A Utensils Holder
A Money Box & Snow Globe
A Wall Hanging
A Decorative Plate, Beleek Biscuit Barrel, Silver Trinket Box & Decorative Tea Pot
A Photo Frame
A Memories Box
Plus a Clock
and some Jewellery
When our oldest son went to Malawi for 3 months to work with a missionary couple he brought me back
A Wooden Carved Ark with Animals
and he had me in tears at this lovely gift.
The Ark has always been very special to me.
In the Ark there is safety - God's Protection
In the Ark there is compassion - God's Mercy
In the Ark there is forgiveness - God's Grace
The Ark is a symbol of Salvation and our salvation is in Jesus so the Ark is a symbol of Jesus.
When I was young and accepted God's Gift of Salvation I knew I was safe. Even though I may not have understood all about God or Jesus or the Holy Spirit or the Bible; I still recognized the fact that I was safe with Jesus.
So even though some may joke about my Arks my friend Jennifer in Belgium saw things differently and has always referred to our home as the safe Ark.
Are you safe with Jesus?
Are you in the Ark which is Christ Jesus?
As a teenager I listened to songs by Len Magee and one of them asks the question
"Are you in the Ark, or are you outside?"
I want to encourage you today with the song and the words below but also with the fact that
You can be safe with Jesus, He is the only one you can truly trust.
Len Magee singing "Are you in the Ark"
Thanks for joining me for the first of this new challenge & please drop by other days for the others in this Challenge. If you would like to see a list & links to all of the 31 days just click here on Things I Love
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