I’m rethinking Noah’s Ark,
and meaning in the myth.
False prophets, grumpy Christians
can’t resist an angry God.
They savor Noah’s parable,
where wayward humanity
is engulfed by floodwaters.
But they miss the point.
God selects a family to carry on.
God cares about each animal.
God provides detailed survival instructions.
God proffers a covenant with all creation.
This isn’t a tale of God’s wrath.
It’s a love story,
of personal care and mercy,
of God’s grace.
God of the restart, the do-over, the reboot!
And the story ends with a rainbow,
Thanks be to God, Amen.
Creation Rebooted, Genesis 8, Scripture Union