How Big was Noah’s Ark

by Steve Ray on November 27, 2013

It was a big boat at a time when big boats did not exist. It was a feat of genius ingenuity. You can read the instructions for building in Genesis 6:14-22.

We are also told that the ark is a picture of the Church and salvation. In the ark Noah passed through the waters which is a type of baptism. 

St. Peter writes, “God patiently waited in the days of Noah during the building of the ark, in which a few persons, eight in all, were saved through water. This prefigured baptism, which saves you now” (1 Pet 3:20–21).

Jesus says we are born again by water and Spirit which fulfills the prefiguration of Noah and saves us (John 3:3-5).

With all those animals in the ark I wonder who was in charge of cleaning up the mess. I grew up on a farm and it was my job to use the pitch fork to scoop up the nasty straw and spread it on the garden every day.

The sons of Noah must of had a monumental task every morning and the smell must have been outlandish.

But sometimes it is worth wading through nasty sh–, I mean piles of poop to get to heaven. We to live in a world full of sin, suffering and abuse, but we persevere and the reward is salvation (Matt 24:13).

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Sharon Brooks November 27, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Hi Sharon, thought the last paragraph would be a prayer especially for you! How true that we live in a world full of sin, suffering and abuse, BUT we persevere and the reward is salvation (Matt 24:13) Praying for much strength for you and the whole family! Shirley and family

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