Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Amazing full-size replica of Noah's Ark and a Brand New Day

A Brand New Day

Each day is a brand new day of challenges and tests. Each challenge and test can be dealt with and handled with the most positive and wisest resources we already have stored in our amazing brains. We can also create new patterns and innovative solutions. We can consult others for suggestions and ideas. We can research through books and articles.

At the start of each day we can never know exactly how the day will unfold. But we can mentally prepare ourselves in advance to think at our best and wisest.

Look at the work of this individual who built a full size replica of Noah's Ark. This is the week that the story of Noah is read in the synagogue. The builder of the ark must have had his share of challenges and tests. But he persevered and accomplished his goal. One must be inspired by his work  to meet our own  challenges and tests.

Love Yehuda

Amazing full-size replica of Noah's Ark

This is amazing. The wood alone would have cost him a fortune.   
Man builds working replica of Noah's Ark (exact scale given in Bible)

In Schagen, Netherlands 


The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was opened to the first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark , built by Dutch creationist, Johan Huibers, as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible. 


The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That's two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story house.


Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold. 


A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine. Biblical Scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah would have been.


Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son, Roy. Construction began in May 2005. On the uncovered top 
deck not quite ready in time for the opening - will come a petting zoo, with baby lambs, chickens, goats and one camel.


Visitors on the first day were stunned. 'It's past comprehension', said Mary Louise Starosciak, who happened to be bicycling by with her husband while on vacation when they saw the ark looming over the local landscape.


'I knew the story of Noah, but I had no idea the boat would have been so big ' There is enough space near the keel for a 50-seat film theater where kids can watch a video that tells the story of Noah and his ark. Huibers, a Christian man, said he hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands , where church-going has fallen dramatically in the past 50 years.


Now that I am old and Gray...give me the time to tell This new generation (and their children too) About all your mighty miracles.
Psalm 71:18