I was once asked if I “actually” believed the Ark could hold “all those animals.”
Funny. If I sit and ponder on a thing for my own self I sometimes struggle with what I think the answer could be or the practical way in which something can happen. Science always befuddles my brain and I have no ability to retain the things I learn (yes, it’s quite disappointing).
Over the years, however, I did learn to ask God for His guidance when confronted with something I couldn’t understand; especially whilst reading my Bible studies or when asked an impossible question regarding my ‘beliefs’ and how such things can be so.
You know the questions: How can a virgin give birth? How can one be raised from the dead? How can the universe be made in a week? And, of course, how did the ark hold all those animals?
The questions go on and on, and when I think on it, it comes as no surprise that our kids are leaving the churches and even adults are walking away. It seems no one knows how to answer those BIG questions.
Well, one way to get started in understanding the bigger picture — and having answers for those BIG questions — is reading the Answers Magazine from Answers in Genesis. Super interesting and makes total sense because they share with you the science behind their answers. Beautiful! (Another fantastic and beautiful publication is the magazine at Creation.com.)
These resources will help unfuddle the chaotic mess of confusion!
By the way, I do indeed believe all those animals fit on the Ark. Why? Number one, because with God ALL things are indeed possible. Number two, it’s my belief that only two of each “kind” came onto the boat — one kind of dog, not every different species of dog; one kind of horse, not every different species of horse. I may not believe in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, but I do believe in God’s Natural Selection process, and with one kind of dog many different kinds sprang forth later on, and so on, depending on which part of the globe they later inhabited.
The next question is usually then “what did they do with all the ‘waste’ from all those animals?” Well, again, it was God Who put this plan into action; I’m confident He had all the angles covered.
Have a blessed day!