We did a fun activity this past weekend to help us understand what it means to trust like Noah did. Each kid filled a cup part way with water. They then placed an index card over the opening of the cup and pressed down to create a suction causing the cup to hold tight to the card. When they tipped the cup over, the water remained in the cup because the air pressure pressing upwards is stronger then the gravity pressing downwards. Can you see the air pressure? No! But you know it’s working. We can’t see God but we know He is there working in our lives. Noah had the pressure of the world telling him he was silly to build an ark. No one saw a storm coming. However, Noah’s trust in God was stronger then the pressure of those around him. He knew he could trust God even when what he was being asked to do didn’t make sense. We can trust God. You can’t see Him but God is there working in your life.
A song that gets me excited about Jesus is Waymaker by Michael W. Smith. The part…
“Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I can’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop, You never stop working
You never stop, You never stop working”
This part gets me pumped because regardless of what we can see or feel God never stops working in our life.
Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” John20:29 NLT
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 NIV