“But as the days of No[ah] were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”(Matthew 24:37)
Good news! Oh yes, at that time, the sins of the day brought a devastating action from God. Until that time, it had never rained like that. Noah was very likely thought to be a lunatic, as he made such ostentatious preparation for something even he had never experienced. However, the rain did come down from Heaven for forty days and forty nights. The flood came up and many perished, all but Noah and his family.
I think we know this as a story. After several days, the water receded. The ark was on dry ground. The sun was shining brightly that day, as the first forever rainbow appeared. God put it there as a sign, a token of His covenant, and to remind us of His eternal goodness and faithfulness to all the world.
What is it that we look for in this age-old story? We find this simple fact: in the middle of it all, “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” His love , His grace, and His mercy are always available for the asking.
” This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.”(Lamentations 3:21-26)