Noah and Canaan

God flooded the whole earth. Deep waters covered all the land.

Noah and his family were safe in the ark upon the waters, but Noah’s son Canaan was trying to swim on his own.

“I won’t get into Noah’s ark!” he shouted.

Noah shouted back, “But I’m your father! Get into the ark!”

“You are my enemy. I defy you!” said Canaan. “I can swim! I’ll swim to the mountain-top to find salvation.”

“God is the only salvation!” replied Noah. “Get into the ark!”

“No!” said Canaan. “Never!”

And then a great wave smashed down upon Canaan, and he drowned.

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Tiny Tales from the Sufis (Amazon, Author) by Laura Gibbs. Copyright 2020. Licensed CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 and mirrored here with permission.