There was a man named Noah who found grace in the eyes of the Lord,
He was called up to build a massive ship, so God’s chosen could gather aboard.
It was to be built due to the corruption of man,
Despite their failings, God had a perfect plan!
Noah was commanded to make the Ark out of gopher wood,
Three-hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high it stood.
Three levels, with a door on the side,
And a window to someday look out for land that is dry.
The ark was loaded with male and female of each unclean animal kind,
And if it was clean, there were seven that would not be left behind.
As the time of a great rain drew near,
The Lord gave Noah a warning that he had seven days left to prepare.
Noah was six-hundred years old on that day it began to pour,
His wife, sons Shem, Ham, Japheth, and their wives joined him instead of watching from the shore!
It stormed so hard that even the mountains were buried,
But our Lord protected those that the Ark had carried!
For one-hundred and fifty days the crew did sail,
But God remembered them, and sent a wind, and over the waters it did prevail.
The waters were calmed, and the Ark came to a rest,
At Mount Ararat the massive boat and it’s crew were able to nest.
Now it was time to send out some birds to search,
A raven and dove were sent out to look for a place to perch.
The raven went to and fro, as it searched from the sky.
The dove however, returned after finding nowhere to land that was dry.
Seven days later, Noah once again sent out the dove,
But this time, it was carrying an olive leaf as it approached from above!
Seven day later, he sent out the dove once more,
This time it did not return, so it was safe to assume it had found shore.
Soon after, God spoke to Noah, letting him know it was time to leave the Ark,
Noah’s family, and the creatures aboard, would have a new journey in which they would embark.
Noah ended this long journey with a sweet offering to the Lord,
And God promised never to curse the world again for its discord.
God blessed Noah, along with his sons, and told them to fruitful and multiply,
Then sealed His covenant to man with a beautiful rainbow in the sky.
Genesis 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.