This children’s story of Noah and the Great Flood from the Bible tells of an event which displays the greatness and mercy of God. The Book of Genesis, a part of the Old Testament, records this event which occurred during a time when God saw that humankind had become wicked. So, He gave Noah instructions to build an ark that would hold two of every kind of animal.
Bible Story for Children – Noah and The Great Flood
Once upon a time, there was a man named Noah who was righteous in the sight of the Lord. The Lord saw that the world was full of wickedness, so He decided to send a great flood to cleanse it. He spoke to Noah and said, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them; behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
So God told Noah to build an ark so he could save himself and his family. He also commanded Noah to bring two of every kind of animal into the ark – one male and one female – so that they would survive the great flood.
Noah obeyed God’s commands and built the ark, which measured 300 cubits long by 50 cubits wide. Then he gathered two of every kind of creature into it – birds, animals, and creeping things – just as God had instructed him.
And then for forty days and forty nights, it rained over all the land on earth until waters rose up from above and below in a great flood that covered even the highest mountains! But because Noah was inside the ark with his family and all the creatures, he was safe from the destruction outside.
Finally after 150 days, God remembered Noah and made a wind blow over all the waters that caused them to dry up again. The waters ebbed off until eventually they could see land beneath them once more. And when they stepped out of their ark onto solid ground again Noah offered burnt offerings unto God as a thank offering for their deliverance!
God made a promise never to send such destruction upon humanity again-to always remember His covenant with mankind-and ever since then we have honored it. His covenant, sealed by a rainbow, helps us remember this miraculous story of Noah and the great flood!