Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Noah's Ark . . . Lessons Learned

Recently, Mother Nature  has created freakish acts that she casts upon Earth.  
...from tsunamis to untold  numbers of earthquakes, hurricanes  and tornadoes.
 Sunday, August 21, Goderich, on Lake Huron
was the focus of a wind-gusted tornado
which rose viciously from the lake and devastated
"The Prettiest Town in Canada" ~ as named by Queen Victoria.

                     Perhaps the worst flood on Earth ...was inflicted by God
(through Mother Nature) in Biblical times... which prompted me
          to post this blog about Lessons we Humans can Learn from Disasters.

Picture  an artist's water colour concept of Noah's Ark in the locale of Mount Ararat: It is a grassy  mountain top with a tall tree either side with a bird or two visible. Further down the slope is a scrawny tree with strewn boulders. A whitish halo, edged with a rainbow, surrounds the Ark  from prow to stern.
The Ark is 5 storeys high...the animals two by two leisurely tread from  their decks down the slope, wearing a path through the deep green grass. The sky is bluish-lavender, the clouds white; and for all on board:
                                                This is a New Day!

Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark!

 ONE: Don't miss the boat.
TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
THREE: Plan ahead.  It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
FOUR: Stay fit.  When  you're 60 years old, someone may ask you
to do something really big.
FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
SIX: Build your future on high ground.
SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage ~
the snails were  on board with the cheetahs.
NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile.
TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs ~
the Titanic by professionals.
ELEVEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God,
there's always a rainbow waiting.
(Author unknown)

Interesting Facts
Mt. Ararat is located in eastern Turkey
on the border of Iran, Armenia (formerly U.S.S.R.) and Nakchivan.
This volcanic mountain rises 16, 945 feet high
far above the plains that are at 2,000 to 3,000 feet high.

According to the Bible, the global flood occurred approximately
4500 years ago.  The Bible states that the Ark was approximately
450 feet long, 45 feet wide and 75 feet high.
Noah and his family, along with all the animals God directed
to be inhabited and protected ...dwelt for 380 days
before the Ark came to rest in the mountains of Ararat.

(Ararat is derived from the name Urartu, from the Hebrew Torah
written by Moses ~ c.1480 BC.)

Merle Baird-Kerr
written August 22, 2011

“Every seed is awakened and so is all animal life.
It is through this mysterious power that we too, have our being
and we therefore yield to our animal neighbours
the same right as ourselves... to inhabit the land.”
(Sitting Bull)


  1. Merle you make me want to journey to Turkey and find the Ark... I am sure there are tours now !
    This is an amazing discovery !

  2. Noah's Ark as you will see it, will differ greatly from the "water colour painting" relating to Lesson Learned ...one day shall show you the picture. The
    discovery will greatly enhance tourism in this area of Turkey. Hope you both will be able to visit this country soon.

    Noah's Ark you will see on display will differ greatly from the "water colour painting" depicted with Lessons Learned(which was the essence of my article). Yes, it will be a true artifact for the Ararat area. Wonderful
    for tourists! Sincerely,hope you both can travel to Turkey some time soon. One day I'll show you the picture.