A week ago Hilary and I provided our children a three day Vacation Church School experience. One of the Bible stories we unpacked with them was the story of Noah and his ark. I asked the kids what an ark was and they said it was a boat, and they were correct – but I also let them know that the Hebrew word for ark also has a value meaning to it. An ark is, in fact, a treasure box. It is a place God told Noah to construct that was meant to hold the things that God deemed most precious – in this case it was the remnant of all the living creatures of the earth.
Now, all that is preamble to this morning’s story.