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From the Diary of Noah's Wife | Mary Biever | One Writing Mother

From the Diary of Noah's Wife

Hello God?

You were talking to Noah this afternoon.  Well, this is Noah’s wife, and now I want to talk to you.

You told him to build a boat?  Don’t you know that man can’t catch a fish to save his life?

Don’t you know our plans for our farm? We’re growing it so it can support not only us but each of our son’s families as well.  Just getting the garden in and harvested, and taking care of the animals is a full time job.

I don’t even know the last time we had time to sit down.  Sometimes we’re so busy building the homestead we barely have time to have family time alone together.

Don’t you know how mean our neighbors are? What are they going to say when he starts building a boat? The closest water in walking distance is a creek, and we don’t need a boat to cross it.

And he says you want a big boat? With animals? Just where are those animals going to come from? He says the boys are going to help him build that boat too?

I don’t get it. Build a boat, you say. If he and the boys are building the boat, who will take care of the animals we do have – not just those you say we’re going to get?

When I asked him questions, he told me I needed a little faith.

If you didn’t tell him to build that boat and he’s gone crazy, would you stop him now before he turns our world upside down? Maybe give ME a hint so I know if it’s real or not?

If you did tell him to build that boat, would you tell me what to do and how to handle this?

Pitch? You said get some pitch? I’m not sure how that can help, but I’ll try.

Lord, if you called him to build a boat, show him what to do when he makes a leap of faith.

And if he makes that leap of faith, would you show me how to handle it so I can make a leap of trust?

Thanks for listening, God. After dinner, I’ll see if I can find something big to mix some pitch. Maybe that would be a good olive branch after I spouted off when he told me about the boat.


4 Responses to “From the Diary of Noah's Wife”

  1. Teresa October 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    Mary,
    LOL. Enjoyed this. It’s hard not to imagine how Noah’s wife must have seen things, isn’t it? She is not even given a name in the Bible. You might enjoy my play on this. Check it out at http://www.tkthorne.com.

  2. Marjorie Clayman October 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    what a neat little story you tell here! I was sent this post by @futurejennd. I’m so glad she sent it along. Very different perspective on the story of Noah’s ark. And what were his sons thinking about all of that?!? :)

  3. Kat Caverly October 7, 2010 at 7:10 am #

    Greetings Mary!

    So nice to find you through @MargieClayman. You had me at “Noah’s Wife”; what a catchy title. I always wondered how Noah’s wife felt about all that! And WHERE were they suppose to get all of those animals?? Nicely done.

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