People argue that Noah’s Ark, described in the Book of Genesis, is one big fairy tale.  The Wikipedia article says, “No scientific evidence has been found that Noah’s Ark existed as described in the Bible. More significantly, there is also no evidence of a global flood, and most scientists agree that such a ship and natural disaster would be impossible.” Well, many scientists “Don’t Agree!” I invite you to visit to see a scientific presentation of the reliability of the data recorded in Genesis 6:15. God’s blueprint for the ark described a vessel ideally suited for the task God had set for it. It was the instrument God designed for man’s salvation from the flood.  God instructed Noah, “This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits.”

It was long enough. At approximately 510 feet long, it would take nearly one and a half football fields to equal the Ark’s length. That’s big enough that NASA could lay three space shuttles—nose to tail—on the Ark’s roof![1] The roof of Noah’s Ark was more than 50 feet from the ground—higher than a modern four-story house. As the Bible describes, that’s plenty of space for three extra-tall inner decks. The Ark had the same storage capacity as about 450 standard semi-trailers. A standard livestock trailer holds about 250 sheep, so the Ark could save at least 120,000 sheep.  Few wooden ships have ever come close to the size of Noah’s Ark. One possible challenger is the Chinese treasure ships of Zheng He in the 1400s. An older contender is the ancient Greek trireme Tessaronteres. The Ark is near the maximum size known to be possible for a wooden vessel.

Just as God designed the ark to be entirely sufficient for the salvation of Noah and his family, so too is Jesus, our means of salvation from the coming judgment of God upon the world, sufficient to save all who come to Him in faith. In 1 Corinthians chapter 1 and verse 30, the apostle Paul wrote, “In Christ, we have all wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” 2 Corinthians 12:9  says, “My grace” – that is the grace of God in Christ – “is sufficient for you.”  Ephesians 1:3 says, “We have in Christ been blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.” And Hebrews 10:14 says, “By one offering He has perfected forever them that are His, or sanctified for ever them that are His.”