|Big Hunk in his new tie (I like to get him a special new tie for each Stake Conference talk he gives)|
The idea behind the message of the song and Birch's talk was that it took years to build the ark (like 50-100 years) and during that time followers probably went in and out of believing that it was actually going to rain at some point. Noah began building his ark BEFORE it rained and during that time waiting on the Lord's timing of things was not all a piece of cake. Birch shared the story of his Grandma Rose's desire to serve a mission and how he desires and prepared her life for years before she was actually able to begin serving missions. Grandma's story is really remarkable!
I've been thinking ever since...what am I doing to build my ark...to keep my family safe? It is raining a whole lot out there!!!