Once there was a pair of doves living in the wilderness, not knowing where they would get their next season of rain in the desert land where they were naturally born . This was a dry, hot and desolate place, no food, no water. Total hopelessness. They longed for a difference, for a day that would bring rain and quench their thirst. What strikes is a pair of doves lived in that desert, a rare case that not many times one hears! One day a heavy storm broke and the doves were disillusioned as to how would they go out to get their food, even if it meant dry tweeds from wild plants and worried to leave the nest with their newly born chicks. It was heavy showers of rain for hours, thunders, uncontrolled and untamed loud screaming wind blowing madly from here to there, it began to get cold and dark, the little doves were home with their chicks, sheltering them under their wings, warming them.
The chicks were quivering from hunger, they hadn’t eaten for a few hours now, their young & fragile wings were wet with rain water and the nest had been blown from its place to edge of the tree due to heavy winds. The doves were in the midst of a trauma, something like this had never happened in the desert land where they lived all their lives. This was rather phenomenal , irrespective they were heart-broken and worried, desperate for the showers to stop. Their thirst was long quenched but they were getting more severely hungry now, drooping below to cover ever so closely their children from falling off the nest.The female dove looked at the male dove, as if asking him to miraculously stop the winds- wondering and hopeful that something would happen. The male dove rose up, fluttered his wings, leaving his chicks beneath him there, and his beloved, he flew out and above to the open sky while the rain still poured. He rested on a naked branch and prayed – Lord, “you are the maker of heaven and earth and all in between,
thank-you for the rain Lord for this desert became more than a graveyard, not a leaf to bring home to my children . Though it may look dark and spooky, and thunders may hurt their ears but we know you are a faithful God that loves us beyond measure and knows what he is doing and is in control, so I pray Lord and thank you again, though I’m too small before your wonders and might but I believe that where I am right now is just the right place that you have chosen me to be. For where there’s the desert that’s the only place where I can long for water, for where there’s barrenness, that’s where I hope for fruits. Lord I see that if I was not in this place, amidst this situation, I would not know what rain means. Thank-you again for hope for tomorrow Lord.”
We are like these little doves, wherever we are, we may feel like we are in a desert, we maybe panting and thirsty for something different, for a change, a hike, a job change, a boss change etc. etc but God knows us since He created us and He assured that He is “faithful”. He knows what’s best for us today and tomorrow. It will be the same sun that will shine tomorrow, same moon that will light the sky. Everything will look like it was from before but its only God’s blessings that renew every morning.
Lamentations 3:22 “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness”. Instead of waiting for tomorrow, count your blessings today, count them now for “now” is what matters! If you really have to wait then wait on Jesus. Matthew 8:27 “Even the winds and the waves obey him!” Lamentations 3:24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:25, “The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him”. Conclude- Matthew 6:34, “ Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Wait patiently for God to instruct you until you receive your rain showers.”
It is written in the Bible about what God said to Us: Matthew 6:25, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? … Matthew 6:28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you?”, Blessings Peggy Hawk