"This is the account of Noah and his family..." Genesis 6:9 is the next toledoth we look at, the next "this is the account of..." We know the story of Noah and the flood, we know how it ends. But Noah was in that story. It rained for 40 days, and then he waited another 150 for the flood waters to recede. He may have been about to give up hope. And then we read this: "But God remembered Noah" (Gen 8:1). This Sunday we are reminded in the sacrament of baptism that God remembers us. May that knowledge be a comfort to all those who are dealing with difficult things this week. Sunday, July 2, 2017, 10 a.m. at Ancaster Christian Reformed Church.