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He Pulled Her In

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He Pulled Her In

It hadn’t rained for weeks. The horrible and devastating storm was now over. All day the dove had flown back and forth looking for food, looking for a place to land, looking for any sign of life.

She hadn’t found a thing that she could humble herself to come down to. And, she really wasn’t prepared to fly all day without landing on something somewhere.

She was weary. It was all she could do to fly the long trip back to the Ark. With labored effort she struggled toward the open window at the top of the giant boat. Her wings labored harder with every flap. She was very conscious of how tired and weary she was. She felt like she couldn’t go much farther.

Noah knew her nature. He knew she would never be happy to live in a world of filth or decay. She would never be comfortable around anything unclean. She was a dove, not a scavenger.

She had left earlier that day with a raven, but they soon went their separate ways. He happily sought out the rotten and decaying carcasses among the flood-strewn debris. She had no interest in such things.

There had been no place on earth she would allow herself to go to. Returning to the Ark was her only option. But it was almost too late. She was completely exhausted.

handThen she saw a hand stretched out towards her. She focused on the hand. This was the same hand fed her every day and cared for her. She knew all would be well if she could but make it to his outstretched hand.

The hand reached out of the Ark as far as it could; caught her and pulled her safely inside.

She was home now!

She hadn’t been strong enough to make it all the way back inside on her own, she had done what she could, but that wasn’t quite enough.

But, when she was willing to make the effort to come back to the Ark, there was an outstretched hand ready to pull her back inside!

Gen 8:7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

Gen 8:8    Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

Gen 8:9    But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

Do you find yourself weary of a life filled with sin? There’s hope. If you will make the effort to get to the Ark of safety, I promise you, there will be an outstretched hand ready to pull you safely inside.

He’s waiting on you.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

April 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

Posted in Peace, Recovery, Sin

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  1. So beautiful! I never heard this passage brought out in such an amazing way!

    Crystal (Morris) Smith

    April 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm


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