The ARK Encounter
As the sun hung bright overhead, the foreboding structure rose from the earth, stretching high into the sky. The ship towered before us as we walked under the rainbow arch entrance of Kentucky’s must-see biblical attraction, the Ark Encounter, a life-sized representation of Noah’s epic sea-faring vessel. It was an imposing reminder of God’s redemption in juxtaposition to His mighty power. And it was something that I knew I wanted to share with my viewers and my family.
Joining me on this adventure was of course my sweetheart, Marcus, as well as our son Jonathan along with Suzie, Israel, and Ari, and Rachel, Josh and our newest grandbaby, Judah. Guiding us was Ark Encounter founder and creator, Ken Ham, who provided an up-close look at the world of Noah, the Earth-changing flood, and the scientific validity of the Biblical account.
Like stepping back in time, the moment we entered the Ark we were engulfed in the reality of life inside the Ark. Filled with animal cages of strange yet familiar animals representing the different kinds that would have populated the ark, the inside offered a unique perspective on the reality of how such a feet would have likely looked. We explored the different animals, which included Israel’s favorite – Dinosaurs! We got a glimpse of what Noah’s family’s living quarters may have looked like.
Perhaps, the most impressive were the exhibits that showed the science behind the flood and its impact. More than a meager disaster, this single event entirely reshaped our world, and the team at the Ark Encounter delivered a captivating presentation of just how trustworthy the Biblical account of Noah and the Flood really is.
From bow to stern, we explored every inch of the mammoth ship as well as the on-site zoo, featuring fun, exotic animals such as Kangaroos, Camels, and more! And I can hardly wait to share it with you this month on Joni Table Talk. And if you want to experience the early chapters of Genesis with your family, then find out how you can embark on the journey of a lifetime at ArkEncounter.com.