Flying Dove

Genesis 8:9 But the dove could find nowhere to perch 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.

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Recently I have felt like that dove mentioned above in Genesis. I look for ways to perch or settle my being all around me, but I ultimately have to return to my Master, Our Lord. I have to pray. I have to read a devotional from my inbox from other Christian women. The world doesn’t seem to exactly have a place I can land.

Once I return to time in quiet with the Holy Spirit infusion, I feel more ready to fly out into the world and look again for a spot to perch. I sometimes don’t like the spot I find, but I press on to fly new places. I feel like the days’ pressures mount and only in moments of rest do I find renewal.

What about you? Where do you find rest? Renewal?

Dear God,

We have a safe place in Your presences. You can be our Ark. You can be our sanctuary. I don’t always pause. I’m working on it. It helps when I do. I pray that I find continued spaces in day for visits.


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Published by jenniferkcook

I'm a Floridian who loves to be out in the sun daily. When I'm not in the sun...I'm writing, doing household stuff, playing with our kids, and reading. I also enjoy walking our dog and yoga. I'm a stay at home mom who is thankful to be able to slow down at times when life seems like a roller

2 thoughts on “Flying Dove

  1. I really relate to how you feel right now. Never thought about the Dove in Noah’s story like that before. What a great way to explain it. We find our comfort and rest in the Lord. God bless fmf#4


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