“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house.” He 11:7
If we learn anything from Noah’s ark it is how long it takes to prepare for any number of natural disasters or layoffs—and that most will be unprepared.
Now is the time to prepare. It is so easy to procrastinate or even be in denial that an event might occur in which you will need food, water, a heating source, an emergency plan or a large sum of money.
It takes time to build an ark. How long? There is no clear answer. Maybe 60-70 years or as many as 100 years. Consider just the time it took to build the ark, combined with the preparations for the animals that he would then gather.
Likewise we have many things to prepare. Gathering resources like food, water and medical supplies, saving money and then taking the time to educate ourselves on how to use our resources and establish lines of communication takes time and diligence to be prepared.
10 years ago the Tabernacle, in Salt Lake City, UT, was retrofitted to withstand a major earthquake. If we, like Noah, take our cues from the Lord, and are on Noah’s time table then we might have 90 more years or so to build our own ark, or maybe, our time table is much shorter considering Noah lived to be 950 years old.
Now is the time to prepare for the flood… or the earthquake Utah is due for.
Please share these thoughts with your friends. Together we can help each other prepare. To have more than 8 people ready when the rain, quakes, droughts or layoffs come is the goal… and they will come.
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