An Autumn trip in the Trossachs.
Photography courtesy of Ben & Donna Bremner,

But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.

Genesis 8:1 (NASB)

The human memory is a remarkable thing, holding both recent and distant information of places, events and people – for ill or good. In my distant memory are some lovely folk from my childhood who were kind to me, on the account of who my parents were. Our next door neighbour Mrs Lawton comes to mind, a well educated lady with a love for books and music. She took a keen interest in my young life, encouraging me to read widely and employing me as her shopper. Such memories are precious but are limited, unlike the memory of Almighty God our Father for us, His children.

Thus the focus of today’s devotion is the first four words of our verse: “But God remembered Noah…” This short phrase caused me to stop and ponder the awsome significance of what it said. Almighty God, The Creator, remembered this man Noah; an insignificant speck on a tiny planet in a universe of many such universes. Not that God had forgotten Noah, for he does not, and cannot forget his creatures. Men forget but God does not. Thus our chosen phrase refers to something greater than memory; that is the act of divine grace and providence at a time of God’s choosing.

Dear Reader, in His judgement upon a wicked world God did not forget those saved from His wrath, adrift on the waters. God exercised His grace, guiding and bringing them to His chosen place of safety for them. As God remembered Noah he remembers His children today; those who love His Son Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Brethren are you a child of God today? If this is the case, fear not for just as He remembered Noah, He remembers you too!


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