Turkey inaugurated a new visitor center named Noah’s Ark. The center on Mount Ararat was built by donations from Jews, Christians and Muslims from all over the world. The center displays finds and fossils discovered at the site. The search for the ark is very exciting for many, and it indeed raises the question: did Noah’s Ark ever exist?
Even if we discovered a few of its boards and could seemingly prove that it existed, what would that give us?
The main takeaway from the story of Noah’s Ark for us today is to understand that we are also on the verge of a great flood, and we have the ability to prevent it from happening.
We prevent a great deluge from coming our way by listening to what the Creator says, or to put it differently, by obeying nature’s laws, which ultimately means that we need to positively connect.
Negative human connections bring about every blow that we receive from nature. And on the contrary, if we relate favorably to one another, we manage to prevent natural disasters and other blows.
How does this work? There are laws of nature that stop us from knocking the system of nature out of balance, which we do mainly through our negative human relations. Nature has four levels—the still, vegetative, animate and human—and the human level is nature’s highest qualitative level. What we determine at the human level, in our connections to each other, unequivocally determines what will happen throughout nature in relation to us.
We should thus learn how to become more attentive to what really matters in our world today—to develop positive human connections as a means of reaching balance with nature’s laws—and by doing so, we will find that we not only protect ourselves from natural disasters and several other blows, but moreover, we will open the gates to a new peaceful and harmonious world the likes of which we have yet to experience.
Ararat, Turkey: The completed replica of Noah’s Ark at the feet of mount Ararat. (Reuters)