In the beginning, God made it stop raining and the flood started to subside. Following this, it says “At the end of one hundred and fifty days, the waters had so diminished that, in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat” (Gn 4:3). Noah then sent out a raven first, going back and forth until the waters dried off of the Earth. Then he sent out a dove to see if the water lessened. He came back, so after seven more days, he sent it out again. It came back with a plucked-off olive leaf, so Noah knew the water was gone. He sent it out again, and the dove didn’t come back. Then God told Noah to bring all of the people and animals, and creatures that were with him, to go out and reproduce. Noah then built and altar for God, and offered him different things. God thought to himself and said he didn’t want anything to strike the ground ever again so that the people and animals wouldn’t get hurt. The life lesson is Patience - they had to wait until God said it was ready to get off the Ark.
"But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded" (Gn 4:1).
"Then God said to Noah, “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it" (Gn 4:15-17)
"The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though[a] every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done" (Gn 4:21).
Life lesson: Patience - they had to wait until God said it was ready to get off the Ark