I suppose everyone alive…young and old, saint and sinner, has wondered at one time or another…how
in the world could all those animals be kept in Noah’s Ark for a year and 22 days! What about feed and bodily functions.
And how were they kept apart to prevent fighting, and…well…eating each other. Animals do that, you know.
I’ve wondered about those things, too. Then one night we were watching a program on the Discovery Channel
about Yellowstone National Park. We’ve been there…took both of the 100 mile drives that make big circles through
the north and the south areas. Saw Old Faithful do her stuff…went to the falls they call “Little Niagara,”
and even spent a night in the old fort that was part of the military’s time there, way before the area became a park.
But what I saw on that TV show had never occurred to me before.
The word was…hibernation. HIBERNATION! They had rigged a camera in a place where they knew a bear would
spend the winter, and we watched as her heartbeats lowered to less than two times per minute. No food; no nothing.
And it finally came to me that God very well could have done this for ALL the animals, not just the bears.
God made them; it would be no problem for Him to say, “Let there be hibernation among what I have made,” Then
there would be no problem about feeding, cleaning out waste matter, getting along in the close quarters, or anything else.
God does tell Noah (Genesis 6:21) to take along food for “thee and for them,” but remember…this
“hibernation” idea is all “what if” conjecture on my part. Of course, we think that when we get to
Heaven, we’ll have questions like this. But it may be that, since we’ll be like Christ, we’ll KNOW those
answers then. It opens up brand new thinking about how wondrous Heaven will be.
I remind you again, that whatever is there, the greatest decision you can make here is to give your heart
to Christ. The Heavenly Promise it gives changes death from a fear, to a step through a golden door.