The End of the World Always Trumps Your Plans

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While Noah is gathering steam in theaters, I’ll make a few passing remarks, but not about the movie. Bloggers have reviewed it to death by now, anyway. Instead, here are a couple of insights from Noah, the true story.

First, you have to appreciate the inconvenience of a major life purpose suddenly landing in your lap—on top of the stuff you were already planning to do. I’m sure before the whole flood thing, Noah had hopes of his own. They weren’t about the Ivy League or the NBA, a 401K, or any of a million dreams we’re familiar with now. But at some level it’s safe to say he probably wanted all the basic things we want such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (to frame it in America-speak). Then like a falling blacksmith’s anvil, came the interruption of a lifetime. God announced, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh…

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