Noah's Ark: Just
We know, that when God decided to destroy all mankind except Noah and his family, that
this was a very serious time requiring serious Divine intervention. In his book, Just
Build the Ark and the Animals Will Come, David Heller captures the innocent humor of
children when asked questions about Noah, the Ark and the trip. Sit back and enjoy some
lighthearted responses from children.
- "Why was Noah chosen as the survivor of the great flood?"
- "Noah was in the navy and he knew a lot about ships." Demetrius, age 7
- "That Noah person had connections. He knew a couple of angels personally."
Carmen, age 8
- "Noah was a leader. He had a loud voice, so the animals would listen to him when he
told them to get up on the boat fast because it started to rain." Joe, age 8
- "The special instructions that God gave to Noah with regard to the Ark and the big
- "Don't hammer too loud. You'll wake up the heavens." Peggy, age 10
- "Just build the Ark, Noah, and the animals will come .... Trust me." Brett,
- "No, Noah, you can't take your exercise equipment with you on the Ark. This isn't a
pleasure trip!" Natalie, age 10
- "There is no batteries included with this Ark .... So some assembly may be
required, Noah." Gil, age 12
- "How did Noah and his family keep busy on the Ark for forty days and forty
- "They held three- and four-legged races." Georgio, age 9
- "The same things as they do on the Norwegian Carnival boats you see on TV, except
they couldn't stay outside and get tans." Christopher, age 10
- "The family did something easy like play Scrabble, and the animals played
polo." Roberta, age 8
- "How did Noah first discover that the waters had dried up enough for a
- "God left a sign that said: READY FOR LANDING, NOAH. PARK THE BOAT RIGHT HERE,
GOD." Jeb, age 9
- "Whenever the ship bumped into the shore and knocked everybody down, then it was
time to land." LeToya, age 11
- "A rainbow that was shaped like an arrow pointed to where the land was."
Emilio, age 7
- "Noah hit a golf ball and it landed in a sand trap." Cody, age 12
- "When they were finally off the Ark, what were the first words of Noah and
- "Thank God we don't have to do this every year!" Barry, age 10
- "That rainbow was pretty .... I hope it doesn't have to rain again for forty days
and nights before we can see it again." Anita V., age 7
- "What did the rainbow symbolize for God in his communication with future
- "That God was a supporter of drawing and the arts." Clare, age 10
- "A rainbow is a celebration in heaven. When it rains, God is crying and when it
thunders, God is yelling at the angels. But a rainbow is more like a holiday."
Sheila, age 9
- "Rainbows always mean: 'Everything is going to be okay from now on.' " Janet,
EVERYTHING I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM NOAH'S ARK [Author Anonymous]
1. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
2. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY
3. Don't listen to critics -- do what has to be done.
4. Build on the high ground.
5. For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
6. Two heads are better than one.
7. Speed isn't always an advantage. The cheetahs were on board, but so were the snails.
8. If you can't fight or flee -- float!
9. Take care of your animals as if they were the last ones on earth.
10. Don't forget that we're all in the same boat.
11. When the doo-doo gets really deep, don't sit there and complain-- shovel!
12. Stay below deck during the storm.
13. Remember that the ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic was built by
14. If you have to start over, have a friend by your side.
15. Remember that the woodpeckers INSIDE are often a bigger threat than the storm
16. Don't miss the boat.
17. No matter how bleak it looks, there's always a rainbow on the other side.