The dove: I wonder if anyone has thought much about Noah’s dove ? Well, go figure, it is how my mind works. So, I asked folks what came to mind when they thought about Noah’s dove. To my dismay, all had commented that they never thought anything about the dove. I had to get the ball rolling. I asked folks if they thought the dove knew what Noah was wanting it to do ? The following are some of the thoughts folks came up with:
* Did the dove think it was being punished ? * Did the dove think it wasn’t wanted ? * Did the dove wonder why it was chosen to go ? * The fresh air must have been nice. * Was the air cold ? * Was the dove excited to fly out ? * Did the dove have to be coaxed out ? * A couple times, the dove was called: her, why ? * How did the dove know where to go ? * What did the dove drink ? * How far did the dove know to fly before turning back ? * 3 exhausting trips. * Did the dove wonder what it would do if it strained a wing ? * How did the dove know how to get back to the ark ? * Would Noah be there with open arms ? How did the dove know to bring a branch on that 3rd trip ? * What if there was a downpour ? * Did the dove worry about it’s mate ? * Who was going to take care of her family ? * When the dove did not return, was it’s mate sad ?
No, I am not looking for any real answers. I just cannot help but wonder how the trip was for the dove. A lot of times, I feel like I am kind of like Noah’s dove. God has let me out of a window, why me ? Where am I to go ? What am I to do ? Will I know when I have arrived ? Who will be there when I am spent ? Will my master be able to say: I struggled a lot with the 2014/15 ornament. So much is different, since Shawn died. Recently, it was told to me, “Just be you. Do what you do, do what comes natural. God will use you how and when He chooses. You do not need to go searching for who needs your help or support. God will send to you whom He needs.” God made this very clear to me, at a surprise birthday party, for a friend. I met a bunch of folks who care very much for this friend, we have in common. Yes, God was meeting her needs, as she, too, learned at her party.