Posted by: peebles | February 27, 2012

Genesis 8:9 (NIV) ~ But the dove could find no place to set its feet because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark.

What an amazing picture of grace and reconciliation. The Bible says, “He reached out.” Now, pause for a moment and think of how Jesus reached out to you with His compassion and His love for you; how He drew you unto Himself by His overwhelming love and amazing grace.
Imagine, if you will, the dove leaving the security of the Ark, wandering from place to place, but finding no rest. Our text for today says in Genesis 8: 9 (NIV), “But the dove could find no place to set its feet because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark.” Many people have wondered away from the “Ark”, the place of fellowship, the place of safety, the place of security in the Lord; they have wandered to and fro and found no rest for their souls, just like the dove.
The dove eventually became tired from its wandering, and with its tiny weary wings carrying it, with all the strength it could muster, it flew back to the Ark. The Bible says Genesis 8: 9 (NIV), “He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back unto himself.” Notice the compassion in those words,“He reached out.”
My friend, the dove is a picture of the Lord’s love and compassion reaching out towards you as you are welcomed back to the Him and into His tender embrace. If you have been wandering in the world away from the Lord, wandering here and there and felt far from the Lord and you have found no rest for your soul, and in your heart you know that you have felt restless, and have never settled, then it’s time to come back to the Lord. When you do, you will find Him waiting for you with his hand reaching out to you to bring you back unto Himself; to the place of fellowship, the place of safety and the place of security in the Lord with the Ark of His love, just like the dove.
God bless you my friend, Matthew

Responses

  1. Wow. The bible is wonderful. Actually read this as a quite time. Just read. Never understood it this way. Just read it like a story. This revelation certainly comes from above. God bless you.


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