2014-07-07 - What Would Lamech Say?
And he called his name Noah, saying, "This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord has cursed. (Genesis 5:29 NKJV)
My grandfather Enoch was prophetic. He told the fate awaiting rebellious men. (see Jude 1:14-15) I don't picture myself as prophetic, but upon the birth of my first child Noah, I sensed he would eventually become a type of savior, to help with farming, a rugged occupation. Finally God was going to help us, and I believed God chose Noah to achieve it.
I was right, sort-of. God would use my son, not the way I had envisioned, and probably not the way Noah thought. God did not waver in His curse on the ground, and tilling was still hard. (see Genesis 3:17-19) Nonetheless, Noah was a comfort to me.
My firstborn obeyed the Lord and began building some monstrous structure. Neither I, nor anyone else, had seen anything like it before. A strange project to me, but this isn't the first time the Lord did something I can't understand or grasp fully. I wonder if I'll be around, to see the finished project?
Lord, Although this is not exactly what I pictured for my life, I am committed to You, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the NIV unless otherwise noted.