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The Ark Has Gone Green . . . but Why?

by Ken Ham on April 9, 2020

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has been asking people in our state to light businesses, homes, landmarks, etc., in the color green. He stated: “We’re going to light the Kentucky governor’s mansion green. Green is the color of compassion, it’s the color of empathy . . . Let people know that we are thinking about them, that we care about them, that we love every single Kentuckian around us.”

A number of public buildings, businesses, and landmarks have now been lit green in Kentucky. In support of this, we changed the lighting system at the Ark Encounter to show a stunning green life-size Noah's Ark.

As Christians, we show compassion as the Bible instructs us: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind . . . You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:37–39).

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Photos courtesy of Maria Suter.


It’s also fitting the Ark be green at this time as we approach the Easter weekend. The lit cross on the Ark’s door is spectacular when surrounded by green light. This reminds us of the compassion God has for us, because “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Learn more about the Ark Encounter going green in this video.