God Remembered


Genesis 8:1 (ESV): 8 But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.


Can you imagine how terrifying it must have been on the ark as God sent the great Flood in judgment for humanity’s sins?

Noah and his family were warned to go into the ark seven days before the Flood came. One week later, God shut Noah and his family in the boat and then began to wreak destruction upon his wonderful creation.

Can you imagine how lonely those eight people must have felt in the boat, with hundreds, thousands, millions, even billions perishing outside?

Can you imagine how noisy and terrifying it was inside the ark, as well, as animals barked, screeched, howled, bleated, mooed, and cawed in terror?

Does not this make the words of our highlighted text even more powerful: “But God remembered Noah”?


Sometimes, we may feel lonely, shut up, abandoned, terrified, uncertain for what God allows to happen in our lives and in our world. But we can also take heart that God remembers.

As followers of Jesus, we can especially find comfort in these words. While God may allow the consequences of sin to go unchecked at times, or in other situations bring judgment, we can rest confident that in his covenant, in his will, we will safely go through the storm.


Heavenly Father, thank you for remembering Noah and his family. Thank you also for remembering me. Help me to rest confident in your grace, love, and mercy. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Leave a Reply