God gave Noah 7 days to get all of the animals and his family into the Ark. Being a farm girl, I've had to sort animals before, trying to get them all into the same pen, in a barn that was designed for animal flow. I can't even imagine what kind of holding system had to be in place in the "loading zone" to get all of those animals into the ark (and keep them from eating each other). That must have been exhausting and seemingly impossible! The best things happen when it's impossible for us and God's Holy Power is the only thing that can fulfill what God is asking us to do!
In Matthew, I always love how God describes John the Baptist. He sounds like a wild, passionate man who is so clear of his calling that nothing else matters. His un-orthodox ways of that time must have been shocking!! Calling out the Pharisees so overtly and announcing the coming Messiah must have caused such a stir.
A reminder for this Mennonite girl that has grown up in Sunday School and church to never sit back on my ancestry of believers, but to always press further into my walk to produce good fruit.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Genesis 10-12, Matthew 4