Until the Son of God Appeared
Finally, the son was born. Generation after generation had anticipated his birth and the world desperately needed him. Desperately.
Each day was a gloomy cloud of night. The darkness of death’s shadow filled the earth. Strife and quarrels multiplied without hindrance. The hearts of all mankind only conceived evil. In fact, “every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5). It actually was so bad that the detoxification of wickedness meant the complete de-creation of the world. God would start all over, if not for this one son.
They called him Noah.
The First Remnant
Long before the sons of Adam knew there would be a captive Israel (or even an Israel at all), there was a lonely exile from Eden to mourn. They knew they needed a Savior. And the story in Genesis 5 makes it clear that the birth of Noah was full…