GOD’S WORD FOR DECEMBER 9
GOD’S WORD FOR DECEMBER 9 ~ ~ Genesis 7:11 ~ ~ “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.”
The year of 1816 was called the “year without a summer.” Weather records and newspaper clippings offer us a record of the unusual weather that struck all over the Earth in 1816.
A Vermont newspaper reported that on June 6 it began to snow and hail at 10:00 in the morning and continued until evening. In mid-July the corn crop in Maine was almost completely destroyed by frost. In late August the remaining corn crop, as far south as Massachusetts, was frozen out along with other crops.
This bizarre story actually begins a year before, in 1815, in Indonesia. That’s when Mt. Tambora began to erupt with such violence that some of the explosions could be heard 1,000 miles away. In the end, Tambora had blown over 25 cubic miles of debris into the atmosphere. This dust blocked enough of the sun’s light to virtually cancel the following summer all over the Earth.
However, the lesson for us is that huge, Earth-changing catastrophes are a normal part of our planet’s history. It might take normal processes 500 years to create a layer of sediment six inches thick. However, a flood, volcanic eruption or hurricane can create the same layer in only a few hours. Just think how far off evolutionary dating is when this happens!!
The worldwide flood in Noah’s day made great changes in the earth. That earth had no mountains like we see today. God allowed the oceans to overflow their banks, and He drained the canopy of water over the earth, causing the first rain, which was massive. In the drying process, when the continents were floating like loose islands, they crashed into each other, creating horrendous changes, and causing the mountains to rise far up. This is why scientists find deep ocean fossils by the millions, on the top of mountains. This is because those areas were under the ocean during the flood, then, at the right time, God again raised the mountains, and deepened the oceans, so that the waters would subside into the ocean depths, no longer to overflow worldwide again. It’s described in detail in the Word. But also the evidence is left behind. That’s why He says to look at Creation and see Him. No one has an excuse to not know of the Great Creator God.
Thus, the Word of God is again, as many times, proven to be absolutely, historically, and archaeologically true in every detail.
That means, when God makes a promise, as He did thousands of times in His Word, the Bible, we can absolutely trust it in our lives!!!! Let’s not forget that. Let’s apply His Word to our lives.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?