The story of Noah and the Ark is a story that most Christians have known since their childhood years. It conjures up colourful images of furry animals, all streaming onto Noah's floating zoo, two by two. In truth, the story of Noah and the Ark is one that is rather disturbing and theologically challenging. It's a story about humanity's capacity for terrible evil; a story about God's destructive wrath in the face of that evil. However, it is also a story about hope – hope that life can continue on after catastrophe. Surprisingly enough, it is also a story about God's grace. This will hopefully become clear as we take a closer look at the 6th Chapter of the Book of Genesis.