The story of Noah and the Flood raises so many more questions for me than answers. I keep puzzling over certain aspects of the story. And for me, that’s the wonderful thing about reading the Bible: Reading the Bible closely makes us ask questions, and the questions are the fun part!
My mother came to my house and shared this quote with me, which she heard at church last night:
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.-Rainer Maria Rilke