Friday, March 25, 2011

"An E-mail about Noah's Ark (Replica)"

Good Afternoon to All!

I know I very rarely do this, but I received this e-mail from my sister, and wanted to share it with you. I don't know if many of you have seen this or not.

Realizing that I usually post a "Bible Seed" on Saturday night I will "hold true to my schedule, but I will adjust my posts so that both this one and the one for tonight will show, so that you will get the benefit of both. I was going to wait to post this, but I couldn't resist posting it now. (God's still having to work on my "patience" issue! LOL)

I must say, I have to admire this gentleman for what he and his son have done. It kind of reminded me of the movies Evan Almighty and it seems like there was another movie made about a man going against the "world's view and followed God's instructions to build an ark.

Of course I'm not saying that this happened to this man in the e-mail. He says he did it just to get people interested in going to church again which has been on a decline in the Netherlands for the last 50 years. Enjoy the e-mail.

Working Replica of Noah's Ark opened In SCHAGEN, Netherlands . Man Builds Noah's Ark to the exact scale given in the Bible.

The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was opened and the first crowd of curious townsfolk beheld the wonder. This replica of the biblical Ark was built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible.

The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That's two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story house.

Life-sized models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animalsgreet visitors as they arrive in the main hold.

A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine. Biblical scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah would have been.

Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son Roy. Construction began in May 2005. On the uncovered top deck .... not quite ready in time for the opening .... will come a petting zoo, with baby lambs and chickens, and goats, and one camel.

Visitors on the first day were stunned. 'It's beyond comprehension', said Mary Louise Starosciak, who happened to be bicycling by with her husband while on vacation when they saw the ark looming over the local landscape.

'I knew the story of Noah, but I had no idea the boat would have been so big! ' There is enough space near the keel for a 50-seat film theater where kids can watch a video that tells the story of Noah and his ark. Huibers, a Christian man, said he hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands, where church going has fallen dramatically in the past 50 years.

Now that I am old and gray....give me the time to tell this new generation (and their children too) about all of Your mighty miracles.

Psalm 71:18

In the midst of so much negative news here is a positive story about a devout Christian man wanting to share the story of Noah with this and the next generation hoping he will bring their faith alive. Amazing isn't it?

I also hope by sharing this e-mail with y'all that you will copy and send it on to people you know. Maybe it will catch on and the priority of a relationship with God with become stronger here in the "States" as well.

Have a wonderful evening and God bless!


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