The story of the flood of Noah’s day is one that describes the horror of sin and rebellion against God and the just judgment against the rebels that is well deserved. It is a story that takes your breath away. But then the reader is directed to this passage: “But God remembered Noah…” What an incredible, hope-filled passage in a story of so little hope. To “remember” in Hebrew thought is not something done because something else has been forgotten. It is not like God said, “Oh, I almost forgot, there’s Noah in that boat.” To remember is to see someone you have a relationship with and to see all that they are going through and to then act on their behalf. God remembered his people, was well aware of their predicament, and took action to help. He still remembers His people today!
Point to ponder: What does the judgment of the flood narrative teach us about us and about God?