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APRIL 2010 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:09 ISSUE:04

THE FAMILY WHO SURMOUNTED THE DELUGE
{]fbs AXnPohn IpSpw_w

By REV. FR. DR. T. J. JOSHUA
[Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam]
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Cu teJ\n \mw ]cnNn\w sNpXv {]fbs AXnPohn Hcp IpSpw_spdnmWv. Pe{]fbn\ptijw Hcp ]pXnb Xeapd DZbw sNpIbmbncpp. B ]pXnb XeapdbpsS XpSw IpdnXv t\mlbmbncpp. t\mlbvp app XeapdbpsS Xeh BZmambncppshn ]pXnb XeapdbpsS Xeh t\mlbmWv. AXpsImv t\mlbpsS IpSw_n\v am\hNcn{Xn henb {]m[m\yapv. {InkvXob Bcm[\m{Iafn t\mlsb HmpXv \oXnam\mbnmWv. Imhmb tbip{InkvXp Xs {]kwKn t\mlsb ]cmainppv. bpKmyn t\mlbpsS Imestmse Fmw A{]XonXw Bbncnpsap Imhv ]dncnpp. ]pXnb\nban t\mlsb ]cmainp ap ]e `mKfpapv. F{_mb teJ\n t\mlbpsS hnizmkXovWX \apv amXrIbmWsav ]dbpp. ]t{Xmkns teJ\n t\mlbpw IpSpw_hpw Fpt] s]In \npw cs]Xpt]mse amtamZokmbmIp s]In IqSn \mw cnXcmIpp Fp ]dbpp.

t\mlbpw `mcybpw aqp ]p{Xmcpw AhcpsS `mcyamcpw tNv Fpt] ASpXmbncpp t\mlbpsS IpSpw_w. t\mlbpsS afpsS t]cpI tiw, lmw, bmt^v Fmbncpp. t\mlns IpSpw_sn \mw ]Tnptm BZyambn \mw ImWpXv Npp]mSpIfpsS Id ]pcfmsX \oXnbnepw hnipnbnepw Pohnncp Hcp IpSpw_w FpXmWv. Dn ]pkvXIw Bdmw Aymbw apX HXmw Aymbw hsc hmbnptm Ames a\pjycpsS Zpmsfpdnv \mw a\nempp. ZpXbpw Xnbpw tXbpw Fmw Av \SamSnbncpp. AhcpsS lrZbhnNmcfpw \ncp]Wt]mepw tZmjapXmbncpp. As\ a\m hmNm IWm a\pjy Xnbnepw tZmjnepw Pohnncp Ah Bbncpp. Fm B XeapdbpsS Ifw ]mXhw t\mlbpsS IpSpw_w \oXnbpsS amn Ncnp. Npp]mSpIfpsS k Hpw Xs Xs \njvTbn \npw ssZhoI A\p`hn\npw t\mlsb hyXnNennphm km[nn.

\mtSmSptm \SpsI HmSpI FXmWv km[mcW a\pjycpsS coXn. A\pIcWntXmb Hcp {`aamWv a\pjy\nepXv. \tbm XnbpsS kzm[o\w ISphcpXmWv IqSpX kzm`mhnIw. AXpsImv XnbpsS temIv \oXnbn PohnpI FXv A{X Ffpap Imcya. AXn\v henb Bhocyhpw ZrV\nbhpw Bkwba\hpw BhiyamWv. XfpsS Nppap XnIfn\npw AIp \nphm km[np FXmWv Cu IpSpw_ns HuyXytadnb BZys khntijX.

Hcp ]nqw ISpqtmsS apgph\mbn aecnhnqSn HmSn XSmIn hoWv NsmSppIbmWv. AXn Hcp ]npn AXns AtbmSp tNmZnp; Fn\mWs Fmhcpw Cs\ HmSpXv? A ]npntbmSp ]dp. Fn\mbn HmSpp F tNmZyw {]ka, Fmhcpw HmSpp, B Iqn \fpw HmSpp. Cs kaqls Hcp NnmKXnbmWv CXv. {]tXyInv bphtemIv. aZynsbpw ]pIhenbptSbpw Hs kzm[o\w hcpXv A\pIcWnqSnbmWv. sNfnpnemWv Xmac hfcpXv. Fm Xmac hnIknp \nptm sNfnbpsS Hcp IWnIt]mepw B ]pjv]nemIs CebnemIs ImWphm kmya. sNfnbn Pohnmepw sNfnsb AXnPohnp \nphm Ignbpw FXp {]IrXn Xs ]Tnnp Hcp ]mTamWv Xmac.

XnbpsS ]ment]mepw hnipntbmsS \npXns kmcmwiw Dsmp asmcp kw`hw \mw ImWpXv _m_ntemWnb {]hmkn IgnpIqtSnh Nne _memcneqsSbmWv. _m_ntemWnb PohnXnse kpJtemep]XI ]n]phm Ahv t{]cWI Dmbncpp. Fm B _mem Ahsbmsbpw \ncknp. AhcpsS ss]XrIfpw ]nXmmcpsS aqeyfpw Ah apdpsInSnp. temItbpw AXns tamltfbpw AXnPohnv, kaqlnsbpw PohnX]mensbpw XnIfntep BIrcmIm\p t{]cWIsf sNdpp\nphm\p Hcp BoI{]tNZ\hpw Hcp [mnI\nehmchpw GXp hnizmknpw DmbncnWsamWv Cu _mem \apv a\nemncpXv.

hnip ]utemkv AtmkvXe ^nennb teJ\n C{]Imcw \s {]t_m[nnpp: "h{IXbpw tImhpap XeapdbpsS \Sphn \n A\nycpw ]camnIfpw ssZhnsd \njvf afpw BtIXnp Fmw ]ndp]ndppw hmZhpw IqSmsX sNbvhn.' (^nennb 2:14) h{IXbp Hcp XeapdbnemWv Rm\pw \nfpw Cp PohnpXv. XnbptSbpw tXbpsSbpw \Sphn hoWpt]mImsX AXns\ AXnPohnphm\p Icpv Bnp A\p`hntemWv t\mlbpsS IpSpw_w hncNqpXv. kaqlw GXmbncpmepw Xn Xn XsbmWv. kaqlw AXns\ \sbp ap{ZbSnmepw Xn \bmIpIbn. ssZhns {]amWġp \ncmsXmw Xn XsbmWv. Fm \oXnam\mb t\mlbpsS IpSpw_sn ]dbpXv; t\ml \oXnam\pw Xsd Xeapdbn \njvf\pambncpp FmWv. ssZh{]amWfpsSbpw ]mccyfpsSbpw aqeysf apdpsInSnphm t\mlbpsS IpSpw_w \s HmsSppp.

cmaXmbn, t\mlbpsS IpSpw_ns khntijXIsfn Nnnptm, a\w aSpp A\p`hfmbncpp B IpSpw_n\v t\cntSn hXv FmWv \mw \nconpXv. \o tKm^acwsImp Hcp s]Iw DmpI Fp ssZhw t\mltbmSp Inp. t\ml btlmhbpsS I\ AtX]Sn A\pkcnp. s]Iw ]Wn XpSn. Xm ]Wnbp s]Iw Fns\v t\mlbvv AdnpIqSmbncpp. ssZhs tNmZyw sNm t\ml Hcpsn. Aphsc a\pjy ag Incpn. Inm agsbn ]dtm P\w t\mlsb ]pnp. bphm t`mjs\p ]dv t\mlsb Ifnbmn. Fm CsXmp sImpw t\ml ]namdnbn. bmsXmcp ktlhpw IqSmsX t\ml btlmhsb hnizknp. Ahs hN\sf A\pkcnp ]nXpSp.

ssZhw XtmSp In Afhnepw amXrIbnepw t\ml s]Ins ]Wn ]qoIcnp. `qanbnep Fm Xcfnepap arKfn\npw ]nIfn\npw BWpw s]pambn CucocphoXw t\mlbpsS s]In Ibdn. t\ml Chbvsmw thp{X Blmcw kw{Klnp. ssZhw XtmSp Iev]nsXmsbpw t\ml sNbvXp; As\ Xt Ah sNbvXp; t\mlbpw ]p{Xmcpw Ahsd `mcybpw ]p{XmcpsS `mcyamcpw Pe{]fbw \nanw s]In ISp; btlmh hmXn AsSp; \mev]Xp cmhpw \mev]Xp ]Iepw `qanbn ag s]bvXp; shffw s]mn, `qanbn Ghpw s]cpIn; s]Iw shffn HgpInpSn; shffw hnp s]Iw s]mn, ]X aqSphm Xhw shffw ]Xn\papgw Ashp aosX s]mn; shffw `qanbn \qXp Znhkw s]mnsmncpp. s]In\p ]pdpsXmw NsmSpn. {]IrXn apgph ihqmcambn amdn.

s]Iw ]Wnbptmgpw s]In\pn arKtfmSpw ]nItfmSpw Hw bmsXmcp kzmX{yhpanm Acon A\nnXXzn Ignbptmgpw koamb Hcp A\p`hnIqSnbmbncpp t\ml ISpt]mbXv. DWvTIfpw BIpeXIfpw \nd Hcp A\p`hambncpp AXv. ssZhw Xsf adpt]mtbm Fpt]mepw ktlapfhmm t{]cIambncpp B s]In\pnse A\p`hw. Fm Cu k`n {itbamb HcphmNIw B hnhcWn\nSbn \mw ImWpp. "ssZhw t\mlsbbpw Aht\mSpIqsS s]In Dff kIe PohnIsfbpw kIe arKsfbpw Hmp; ssZhw `qanta Hcp Imp ASnnp; shffw \nep;' (Dev]n 8:1)

"ssZhw Hmp' FXv ASnhc CtSXmb Hcp hmmWv. \psS ZpnXnbnepw {]bmknepw \s Hmph\mb Hcp ssZhw BWv. ssZhw hnkvacnpn. \psS nXn Fmbncnppshv ssZhw Adnbpp. CXv hfsc Bizmkw \Ip Hcp hkvXpXbmWv. \s Hmph\mb ssZhw! \psS IXbpw {]bmkhpw tcmKhpw ZpJhpw Hpw ssZhw AdnbmX. {]bmkfn IqSn ISpt]mIptm ]ecpw Nnnmdpv; ssZhta, \nbnXp ImWpnt? \o CXp Adnbpnt? Fns\. Fm \mw Hmt Hcp Imcyw: X kabv ssZhw \s HmpIbpw DmcWw sNpIbpw sNpsapXv kphn[nXamWv. ssZhw \s Hmph\mb ssZhamsWmWv t\mlbpsS IpSpw_w \apv a\nemncpXv.

_m_ntem {]hmkImev ssZhw Xsf adpIfp Fp bn{ktb P\w Nnnncnptm sbim{]hmNI\neqsS ssZhw Ahsc HmsSpnb hmNIw ChnsS hfsc {itbamWv; "Hcp kv{Xo Xsd Ipns\ adptam? Xm {]khn aIt\mSp IcpW, tXmmXncnptam? Ah adp Ifmepw Rm \ns adbn. CXm Rm \ns Fsd Dffn hcncnpp; \nsd aXnepI Fmbvtmgpw Fsd apn Ccnpp.' (sbimhp 49:1516) ssZhns IcpXens\n CXnt\m iamb Hcp hmKvZm\w FhnsSbmWv e`npI? ssZhw Xs ssII Dbptm Fmbvtmgpw \s ImWphm Xhw Ah \s Ahs ssIshbn BteJ\w sNbvXncnpp.

Ahkm\ambn, t\mlbpsS IpSpw_n\p A`napJoIcntnh Hcp ZpnXn IqSn \mw a\nemtXpv. ag \np, s]Iw Acmcmv ]Xn Ddp. t\mlbpw `mcybpw ]p{Xmcpw ]p{XmcpsS `mcyamcpw s]In\np ]pdndn. kIe arKfpw CgPmXnI Hsbpw Fm ]dhIfpw `qNcsfmsbpw s]In \np Cdn; t\ml btlmhp Hcp bmK]oTw ]WnXp, ipnbpff kIe arKfnepw ipnbpff Fm ]dhIfnepw NneXp FSpp bmK]oTnt tlmabmKw Anp; t\ml ]pXnb XeapdbpsS Xeh\mbn ^e`qbnamb `qanbn IrjnsNbvXv PohnXw XpSn.

t\ml IrjnsNbvhm XpSn; Hcp apncntmw \pmn; Ah AXnse hopIpSnp elcn]nSnp Xsd IqSmcn hnhkv{X\mbn InSp; I\msd ]nXmhmb lmw ]nXmhnsd \X Ip shfnbn sNp Xsd cp ktlmZcmscbpw Adnbnp; tiapw bmt^pw Hcp hkv{Xw FSpp, CcphcpsSbpw tXmfn Cp hnapJambn sNp ]nXmhnsd \X asdp; AhcpsS apJw XncnncpXpsImp Ah ]nXmhnsd \X In; t\ml elcnhnpWtm Xsd Cfb aI sNbvXXp Adnp; t\mlbpsS PohnXnse emIcamb Cu kw`hwsImv aI lmw i]nsh\mbnop. Cu ]mccy ]menemWv blqZm Im\m\ns kXnIfmb I\m\ysc Ahcmbn IcpXntmncpXv. t\mlbpsS IpSpw_n\pmb A]Ionsb ASnm\]cambn \mw hniIe\w sNptm Bcmbncpp AXns ImcWmc? A\mbncptm? AtXm aI\mbncptm? A Xs Bbncpp FmWv \psS kmam\y_pnv a\nemIpXv. ]e amXm]nXmfpsSbpw Zp\SpsImv a i]nshcmbnocqp F kXyw \apv shfnhmIpp.

t\ml \oXnam\mbncpp. ssZhs A\pkcnv \Sh\mbncpp. Fm kXbpsSbpw karnbptSbpw B[nIym Nne sXpIġv hiwhZ\mbnop. aZyw ]nimNmWv. AXv ISphv \oXnam\mb t\mlsb ASnasSpn. Cs kaqln aZy]m\w am\yXbpsS am\Zambn amdnbncnpp. AXpsImv hnip ]utemkv AtmkvXe Ft^ky teJ\n FSpp]dbp Hcp hmIyapv. "hop IpSnpacmIcpXp; AXn\m ZpSp DmIpatm. Bmhp \ndhcmbn ko\fmepw kvXpXnIfmepw BnIKoXfmepw Xn kwkmcnpw \nfpsS lrZbn Imhnp ]mSnbpw Io\w sNbvXpw \psS Imhmb tbip{InkvXphnsd \man ssZhhpw ]nXmhpambhp Fmbvtmgpw Fmnp thnbpw kvtXm{Xw sNbvXpsImhn. (Fs^ky 5:1820) kaqlns XIbvp \nZm\amb apJyLSIw FmsWp tNmZnm AXv asmpa, aZy]m\w XsbmWv. Ft^kytcmSv AtkvXe Cu Imcyw FSpp]dbphm Hcp ImcWapv. Ubt\jykv F tZhnbpsS t]cn [mcmfw t{fpmbncpp. Cu t{Xfnse apJy BIjWobX aZy]m\ambncpp.

Pe{]fbw AXnPohn t\mlbpsS IpSpw_w ]e \bptSbpw amXrIbmWv. Ahsbmsbpw \app ]smSn Imppv. Fm NphsImSn Imp A\p`hfpw \mw t\mlbpsS IpSpw_n IpIgnp. Npp]mSpap kaqlns AgppNmepIfnqSn t]mImsX kzbambn XfpsS hynXzw ]pensmv IpSpw_s \oXnbpsSbpw hnipnbpsSbpw [mnIXbpsSbpw ]mXbn Impkwcnphm t\mlbvp Ignp, ssZhns I\ apgph\mbpw A\pkcnphm km[np. Fm a\w abp A\p`h PohnXn Dmbn. Atm ssZhw t\mlbpsS IpSpw_s Hmp. AhcpsS DmcWw X kabv Dmbn. {]fbtijw ssZhn\p kvtXm{Xw sNbvXv _enbnp. Fm IpSpw_n [m\ykarn Dmbtm aZyelcnp ASnabmbn. aZyw FhnsSbmbncpmepw Dmtbmhp \mi\ t\mlbpsS IpSpw_nepw kw`hnp. ChnsSbmWv \apv A]ISapdnbnv \IpXv. AXns\ ]npSccpXv Fpw \s ]Tnnpp. IpSpw_ns kam[m\hpw sskzcXbpw A`wKpcambn \ne\nphm Xhw Fm IpSpw_mwKfpw s]cpamdWw FXmWv t\mlbpsS IpSpw_w \s ]TnnpXv.

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