I have a small collection of Noah's Arks.
When the boys play with one in particular....they always want to know who the woman is. All I've ever been able to tell them is Mrs. Noah....or Noah's wife. Wonder why God didn't inspire the writer to tell us her name? As a woman....do you feel like you can identify with Mrs. Noah. I sometimes say that I'm Pappy's wife....Jess' Mom....and now the boys' Nanny....and I have no identity of my own.
Whatever I'm able to share about Mrs. Noah with you all will have to be just from speculation....and my perspective.
Mrs. Noah is given recognition 6 times in scripture....
Genesis 6:18, Genesis 7:7, Genesis 7:13, Genesis 8:16, and Genesis 8:18
If you look up each of those verses of scripture....there's a common theme in all of them....they have to do with either entering the boat....or getting off the boat. Think back to when God first told Noah to build the ark. I've often wondered what Mrs. Noah thought about that. Do you think she was supportive of Noah? Do you think she had her doubts that he had really heard from the Lord? When people ridiculed Noah....I wonder if she stood up for him? Of course, women in Noah's day weren't allowed to "speak their mind" like us girls do today. You know in scripture how we're commanded....as wives....to be submissive to our husbands. I think that Mrs. Noah was an ultimate example of just that. She loved Noah....and she also loved God....so I picture her as being supportive of everything that he shared with her that God had instructed him to do.
It took Noah 120 years to build the ark....and during that time he continued to preach about God's judgment and His mercy....warning the people of their pending doom....but there were no converts.
I Peter 3:20
....those who disobeyed God long ago when God waited patiently while Noah was building his boat. Only eight people were saved from drowning in that terrible flood.
I try to put myself in Mrs. Noah's shoes.
I wonder if she got mad at people for making fun of her husband....I know I would if that were Pappy. I would be taking up for him....defending him. But....I also believe that Mrs. Noah had to be a woman of great faith. The world that she had known for all of her life was going to be destroyed by a flood. Up to this point, there had never even been rain on the earth. It was watered by what we would refer to today as "frost". So I feel that Mrs. Noah was just as concerned for the lives of her friends as Noah was....and just like we should all be today.
Yes....I think all of us can learn a lesson from
Mrs. Noah....to "stand by our man"....and to "keep our eyes on the prize"!!!
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!