The Jesse Tree – The Ark and the Arc
Time has passed since Adam and Eve. The earth was becoming populated as God had commanded but, it was a violent, perverted place. God was not happy at all with what He was seeing. He had to do something about it.
He called on Noah, the only righteous person He could find. God told him to build an ark. Noah has no idea what an ark is but, he’s willing to do what is asked because he trusts God totally. So, he builds the ark and puts a set of each kind of animal in it as well as his wife (Zipporah), children, and their wives.
And it rains and rains and rains some more. The entire earth is covered with water. All the valleys are full. All the mountains are submerged. 40 days and nights. No one but Noah, his family, and the animals are left alive.
Then God begins the process of drying it all out. When everything is ready Noah opens the doors and they walk upon the earth again. It’s a new earth. It has new grass, new trees, new everything, including, a special promise with something never seen before.
A rainbow. A red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet arch in the sky. Did you know it’s not an arch but a full circle? All we can see is part of it. It is not only a physical reminder of God’s promise never to destroy the earth by water again, but it also represents the total perfection of God, His love, and eternity. It is never ending!
Blessings to you and yours!
The Jesse Tree is all about knowing the people God put in place to point to the birth of the one who would save us all.