"The story moves on with the end of the flood and the start of a new beginning," Mama Otter explained.
Papa Otter starts, "A dove that they release 7 days earlier, brings back an olive twig back to the Ark. It as a sign that the flood was over and the earth was beginning to dry up. The water slowly started to recede, and the ark finally came to rest on the mountains of Ararat."
Papa Otter continued, "Noah and his family opened the ark and released all of the animals. They were so happy to be on dry land and to start a new life."
Mama Otter said, "God made a new covenant with Noah and his family, promising to never again flood the earth. He also blessed Noah and his family and told them to be fruitful and multiply."
Olivia asked, "What did Noah do after that?"
Papa Otter replied, "Noah was a farmer, and he started planting crops and raising animals. He lived a long and peaceful life and was remembered for his faith in God."
Mama Otter added, "This story teaches us that God always provides a new beginning, even after difficult times. It's important to have faith in God's love and promises, just like Noah did."
Olivia smiled and said, "I will always remember God's love and promises, and I will try to have faith in him just like Noah."
Papa and Mama Otter hugged Olivia and told her how proud he was of her for understanding the story and what it means.
Lesson: Genesis chapter 8 is about God's faithfulness and keeping his promises. Despite the great flood, God remembered his covenant with Noah and his family and protected them, showing that God can be trusted to keep his word and always be with us in difficult times.