Pictorial Description:

The ark rests upon the mountain. Noah and his family are gathered around an altar offering sacrifices on the side of the mountain below the ark. A rainbow arches over the scene in the background.

What’s Taking Place:

The ark with Noah and his family has come to rest on Mt. Ararat.  The waters which God unleashed in the flood have subsided. God promises that such a flood will not be sent again. As a sign, God displays the rainbow confirming His covenant with Noah and his descendants.

Symbol:

The dove and olive branch represent the abatement of the waters and the end of the destruction wrought by the flood. The dove with the olive branch was a sign to Noah that the flood was over.  The dove and olive branch is thus a symbol that peace between God and man has been restored again through God's renewed covenant.

Scriptural Reference:

Genesis 6:1-9:17


 


ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH

Foley, Alabama

a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod


The Flood