And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth. Genesis 8:11
Most have heard the story of Noah and the flood, and the forty days and nights. In our life, we will never see another flood of this magnitude ever again. Recently, though, there have been many disasters and horrendous calamities across the globe. Most recently, Tornadoes have swept across the mid-section of our country and devastation followed.
When disasters strike, there is often a single question that gets asked, WHY? Its natural to ask why when things happen, and often times, the answer never appeases us. To watch the news and read breaking news in our twitter feed, one could almost give up.
I’m writing this to tell you, don’t. Don’t give up. Don’t throw the towel in just yet. There is more to come, but we have to hang in there. The dove will return; the waters will subside! God has not left you nor will He. He made a way for us to be His sons and daughters through Jesus. Jesus sacrificed Himself on the cross so that we, in our darkest hours, would reach out to the Father for salvation. For LIFE.
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. Genesis 9:12-15