Today's encouragement comes from Genesis 7:16b, where we read these words:
" . . . and the LORD shut him [Noah] in [the ark]."
This is a beautiful picture of God Himself sealing one of His own (Noah), in the ark, which represents the Lord Jesus Christ and His holy church. God did not send an angel to shut up the ark, neither did He employ an animal, the wind, or any other aspect of nature.
The Lord knows how to bless and protect His own, even as we sail through the stormy and wind-tossed seas of life in this fallen universe. Are we in Jesus, and His church? If so, we may bless God for this great privilege; and do all we can to bring glory to His Name.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Want of [or, lack of] love to God is the ground of apostasy.” —Thomas Watson, in, "All Things for Good"]