Build an Ark
    Footnotes

    “Build an Ark,” Friend, Sept. 2010, 23

    Build an Ark

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    Noah was a prophet, a man who did not fear.

    When he taught repentance, the people would not hear.

    So the Lord told him to build a boat

    That could hold a ton and stay afloat.

    Then Noah started building and said within his heart:

    “I will build an ark before it starts to rain.

    I will follow the Lord and do all things in His name.

    I’ll prepare ev’ry needful thing. I will walk in righteous ways.

    When the rain starts to fall on me, I’ll be ready for that day.”

    I can be like Noah. Yes, I can be prepared.

    I can build my ark, and I’ll find safe shelter there.

    I can do the things I know are right.

    I can learn and pray with all my might.

    And then when storm clouds come, I’ll be safe within my ark.

    I will build my ark before it starts to rain.

    I will follow the prophet, for he speaks in God’s name.

    I’ll prepare ev’ry needful thing. I will walk in righteous ways.

    When the rain starts to fall on me, I’ll be ready for that day.

    Illustration © 2006 Scott Snow