Monday, May 31, 2010

Noah's Ark

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Date of Issue: August 13, 1969
Scott #: 394 - 398

Noah's Ark is the vessel which, according to the Book of Genesis and Quran, was built by Noah at God's command to save himself, his family, and the world's animals from a worldwide deluge. The Ark features in the traditions of a number of Abrahamic religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and others.

The Book of Genesis, chapters 6-9, tells how God sends a great flood to destroy the earth because of man's wickedness and because the earth is corrupt. God tells Noah, the righteous man in his generation, to build a large vessel to save his family and a representation of the world's animals. God gives detailed instructions for the Ark and, after its completion, sends the animals to Noah. God then sends the Flood, which rises until all the mountains are covered, and most living things died, except the fish. Then "God remembered Noah," the waters abate, and dry land reappears. Noah, his family, and the animals leave the Ark, and God vowed to never again send a flood to destroy the Earth.

Lessons to be learnt from Noah's Ark:
1] Don't miss the boat.
2] Remember that we are all in the same boat.
3] Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noan built the Ark.
4] Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
5] For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
6] Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
7] When you're stressed, float awhile.
8] No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.

Source: Wikipedia and an article on Times of India supplement March 21, 2010

1 comment:

  1. Hey Kasinath,

    Wonderful piece of information.Nice set..especially the Lessons to be learnt from Noah's Ark...


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