Becoming the Dove

(This post was written by our dear sister Kelly Marcum. Enjoy!)

Are you struggling with the ways of the world right now? Are you feeling lost, hopeless, worried or anxious? Did you think your faith was strong enough before the virus interrupted life as we know it? 

Well, some days my answer to all of these questions is yes, of course, but then there are other days where the happenings of the world feel a little heavier than others. 

I always turn to the one item that seems to give me peace of mind, a sign that there is still hope to be had in a world where the waters are rising, God’s gift to us, the Dove. 

The dove is a symbol that represents peace of the deepest kind. The dove is to sooth and quiet our worries or trouble thoughts and give each of us the ability to be renewed with an overwhelming calming mind. But the dove can and does symbolize much more. It also is a symbol of innocence and harmlessness (Matthew 10:16). 

During these times, we are to grow our faith and become stronger in the word. We are to be the dove for others. It is not what can be done for us, but what can we do for those who can not do for themselves. As Christians we are to be a servant but we sometimes forget that during the difficult times.  We are to be God’s light and help others. 

Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine for others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

John 8:12, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Bring back the hope that Jesus gives us everyday. Let us Shine our light that we have been blessed with for others to feel and see the hope of tomorrow. Let’s become the dove.

 

Becoming the Dove